Intelligence Studies Degree (BA)
A career in intelligence studies means you’re choosing to be at the heart of preserving safety and peace. This is a field where your work has the potential to impact government agencies, multinational corporations, and non-state organizations. Intelligence studies provides you with the insight and strategy you need to navigate the complex landscape of global politics and security.
The University of Lynchburg’s intelligence studies major helps you uncover and understand the deep-seated relationships between state and non-state actors. You’ll tackle high-stakes issues of human security and explore questions about terrorism, crime, and global politics.
Our courses let you probe the depths of international relations, security policies, and transnational crime. You’ll hone your analytical skills and foster a strategic mindset that’s indispensable in our interconnected world. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to help maintain global security and counter threats, but your unique skill set will make you a valuable asset across various job sectors.
As a Lynchburg intelligence studies student, you’ll:
- Develop an extensive understanding of security policy and international relations, crucial for navigating the global landscape and impacting decision-making at the highest levels.
- Understand the intelligence community by exploring its structures and functions, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of its role in preserving global security.
- Develop analytical skills through meticulous examination of real-world security issues, honing the ability to dissect complex situations and provide insightful solutions.
- Gain practical exposure through internships in intelligence and security studies, offering invaluable practical experience that places you right at the heart of the action.
- Become an expert on how security policies are shaped by other factors, like the media or multinational corporations.
David Richards, PhD
Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Chair of the International Relations and Political Science Department