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National Security and Intelligence Analysis

Bachelor of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Analysis Degree

Impact the well-being of your community and those around the world through the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in National Security and Intelligence Analysis (NSIA) degree at the University of Mount Union. Our interdisciplinary program will have you ready to identify, analyze, and manage existing and emerging threats facing the United States.

Our world-traveled faculty will help you build important skills in cybersecurity, foreign policy, and market intelligence. No matter the industry or region you aim to pursue, Mount Union’s national security degree will ensure you are prepared for your next challenge.

About the Program

The national security major at Mount Union offers a leading education in intelligence analysis, U.S. foreign policy, cyber security, foreign languages, and global politics. Through our international research seminars and practical internship experiences, you will stand out as an influential candidate in competitive industries.

The program’s dynamic coursework will develop your expertise in critical areas for career success. By ensuring you minor in a foreign language or computer and network security, you will cultivate unique strengths that suit your career goals.

NSIA Quick Facts

  • 52 credit hours within the national security degree program
  • 32 credit hours in the well-rounded Integrative Core
  • Travel to conferences and seminars or through Study Abroad
  • Intern with local or regional foreign affairs offices and government organizations
  • Minor in a foreign language or computer and network security


Learn more about the Degree in National Security and Intelligence Analysis

Launch your legacy in the Bachelor of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Analysis degree program at Mount Union. Building on your internship, international professional experiences and networks, and a strong academic curriculum, you will excel in the dynamic and rewarding demands of a national security and intelligence career.


  • Curriculum


    Our national security major draws on expertise and strengths from a variety of disciplines. You’ll root your knowledge in government, politics, and economics courses, then dedicate deeper study to areas like foreign policy, national security, and intelligence gathering. To reach the full potential of this degree, you will pair it with a minor in computer and network security or a foreign language. In coursework and through an internship, you will develop writing, leadership, and organizational skills essential for success within this demanding field.

    Review the Undergraduate Catalog to learn more

    Learning Objectives

    Mount Union’s degree in national security and intelligence analysis prepares you to:

    • Describe the intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination processes
    • Identify the main agencies and their role in the national security/foreign policy structures of the United States
    • Identify current and prospective threats to U.S. national security from regional, global, and domestic perspectives
    • Identify the linkages between foreign intelligence analysis and policy-making
    • Write clear and concise intelligence and security analysis reports
  • Experiential Learning


    International Experiences

    Drive toward excellence in national conferences and seminars while connecting with high-level business/industry leaders, investors, and government officials during our faculty-led travel seminars. You and your peers receive tours of government agencies and cutting-edge research institutes in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, or Abu Dhabi.

    During past seminars, NSIA students have witnessed firsthand the transferability of intelligence analysis skills to the business world through meetings with a former Australian Office of National Assessments officer who currently leading the Singapore operations of an Asia-focused consulting firm, as well as a former intelligence analyst currently serving as the Head of Asia-Pacific Geopolitical Risk for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.


    Gain first-class experience in real-world security and intelligence settings. Through our robust network of professional connections, you can learn by doing—and enhance your résumé—at prominent public, government, legal, or nonprofit agencies.

  • Careers


    Intelligence and national security analysts are employed by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private corporations, to secure places, people, and infrastructure. Since the events of September 11, 2001, the national security and intelligence industry has engaged in an aggressive capacity build-up. The demand for qualified professionals in both the public and private sectors continues to rise: roles like information security analysts are projected to increase by 35% between now and 2031. Mount Union’s degree in national security and intelligence analysis prepares you for exceptional performance and leadership in diverse security settings.

    Common Careers

    Network security
    Military service
    Intelligence analysis (private corporations)
    National security (private corporations)
    Market analysis

    Recent Employers

    Building on the proven excellence of Mount Union’s national security bachelor’s degree, our graduates earn competitive, fulfilling positions in a variety of professional sectors. 

    • Military Intelligence
    • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • Department of Energy
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • Department of State
    • Department of the Treasury
    • Drug Enforcement Agency
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    • National Reconnaissance Office
    • National Security Agency
    • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • Local and state law enforcement
    • State homeland security agencies

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