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Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in
Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis

(120 semester hours*)

The Bachelor of Security Studies (B.S.S.) in Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis 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. 

Delivery Method

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

Academic Major
  Hours

Cultural Competence 3310, 3312

6
Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis 3300, 3301, 3302,3303, 3310, 3320, 4303
21
Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis Elective Courses
Choose any 15 hours of Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis courses
15
Other Requirements
  Hours

Communication 1315

3
Creative Arts:
Arts 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304,
Honors 2302,
Music 1306, 1310, 1313,
Theatre 1310
3

Cultural Competence 2323

3

English 1301, 1302

6

General Studies 1181

1
History 1301, 1302 6
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1405, 1411,
Geography 1301/1101,
Geology 1403, 1404,
Physical Science 1315/1115, 1317/1117,
Physics 1303/1103, 1304/1104
8
Mathematics 1332, 1342
3

Political Science 2305, 2306

6
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 2317,
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 2301, 2315,
Sociology 1301, 1306
3
Minor
  Hours

Minor

18
Electives
  Hours
Electives 18

* Undergraduate ISSA students may take CCSS and BOR undergraduate courses as advanced electives with the Department Chair’s permission.