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Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice
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Bachelor of Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis (B.I.S.S.A.)

The Bachelor of Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis (B.I.S.S.A.) is a distinctive degree addressing the growing need for undergraduate-level study of the intelligence discipline and its relationships to national security issues such as policy making; military strategy, planning, and operations; and constitutional issues and the rule of law in a democracy.  The degree is ideal for those currently employed within, or with an interest in working for, agencies within the intelligence community (including the Department of Defense).  The program will improve students’ cognitive, analytical, decision-making, advising, and leadership skills within the intelligence profession. 

Students must have completed their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) in order to be admitted to the program. For students who do not have their CCAF degree, they will follow the Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis Degree Plan.

Delivery Method

This degree is offered completely online and in a hybrid (online and on-campus) format. 

Degree Requirements

This degree will be offered beginning Fall 2012.

124 Credit Hours

Courses Hours
ISSA 3300, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3310, 3320, 4103 19
ISSA Electives* 12
Communication 2301 3
Computational and Applied Math 2305, Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1311, 1312, 1332, 1561, 2305, 2513 3
Computer Literacy: Agricultural Economics 1351, Animal Science 1351, Business Computer Information Systems 1305, Communication 2345, Computational and Applied Mathematics 1351, Computer Science 1301, 1341, 1351, 1361, 1371, Education 2323, Mass Media 2345, Mathematics 1351, Music 2353, Nursing 2338, Theatre 2345, or University Studies 2323 3
English 1301, 1302 or Honors 1302, and sophomore literature 9
History 1301, 1302 6
Natural Science (two lab sciences): biology, chemistry, geology, physics, physical science 8
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Social Science: Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics 2300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2301, 2305, Psychology 1303, 2301, Sociology 1303, 2301, 2307 3
Visual and Performing Arts: Art 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302, Honors 2302, Music 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376, Theatre 1311, 1351, 1352 3
CCAF Electives 15
CCAF Technical Education 24
CCAF Leadership, Management, and Military Studies 6
CCAF Physical Education 4

* Must be chosen from the following elective choices:
  ISSA 3304, 3305, 4300, 4301, 4381, 4391