The Bachelor of Arts in national security and intelligence analysis (NSIA) degree from the University of Mount Union is an interdisciplinary program that is geared towards preparing you for a career in the national security and foreign intelligence fields. Our national security major is geared toward helping you develop the critical skills that will prepare you to identify, analyze, and deal with current and emerging threats facing the United States.
To prepare you to work in the field of national security, Mount Union’s NSIA major pulls from a variety of disciplines. In this program, you will take courses ranging from foreign policy, intelligence analysis and terrorism to cyberwar, economic warfare and market/business intelligence, among others. In addition to focusing on two critical world regions, you will also be required to minor in a foreign language and complete a national security-related internship.
National Security and Intelligence Analysis Quick Facts
The NSIA degree requires a total of 52 credit hours, along with the 32 credit hours required to fulfill the Integrative Core. Mount Union’s national security and foreign intelligence analysis major requirements are designed to be interdisciplinary. The program offers an applied approach to the study of national security while also providing a broad education in intelligence analysis, U.S. foreign policy, cyber security, world languages and global politics. The degree also emphasizes practical experiences as well as opportunities for hands-on learning to prepare you for a rewarding career, including:
- Attending both local and national conferences and seminars in the fields of foreign intelligence and national security
- Opportunities to participate in travel seminars with faculty and students and study abroad, which allows students to meet with international investors and business executives from around the world
- Internships with local or regional organizations such as the Cleveland Council on Foreign Affairs and with government organizations in Washington, DC