Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17


Intelligence Studies (IQS)

12 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences


Minor Description

The Minor in Intelligence Studies provides an introductory foundation to the profession and practice of intelligence. Students are acquainted with the structure and function of the US Intelligence Community; ethical and professional issues in the intelligence field; intelligence analytic methods; tools and techniques for collecting/analyzing data and information from publicly available sources; and professional writing and briefing skills that are essential for effective analytic communication. This minor can complement undergraduate majors such as Political Science, International Studies, Foreign Language studies, Criminology, Business, or Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Total Minor Hours - 12 Hours

Core Courses - 12 Hours

  • LIS 4671 Introduction to Intelligence Studies
  • LIS 4672 Critical Thinking and Methods for Intelligence Analysis
  • LIS 4673 Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • LIS 4029 Professional and Technical Communication for Analysts

Additional Minor Requirements

GPA Requirement

A GPA of 3.0, or better is required to meet the requirements of the minor.

Residency Requirement

Six credit hours must be taken at USF.

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