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Intelligence Analysis

Dive into the growing field of intelligence analysis, where international relations, foreign policy, and national security intertwine.

Intelligence analysts provide finished intelligence to policymakers for decisions of national importance. They pull together, study, and evaluate information gathered from a broad range of sources, from satellite surveillance to human contacts, to produce timely and objective assessments, free of any political bias. This information varies widely in terms of reliability, and is often conflicting or incomplete. Your job as an analyst is to develop meaningful and usable intelligence assessments from a variety of sources.

Our degree in intelligence analysis was recently developed after the intelligence community noted the lack of qualified graduates in the job market. It’s mutually beneficial. Our students benefit from internship experience and from acquiring requisite security clearances before they even graduate, and the intelligence community benefits from a conveniently located, well trained, and thoroughly vetted pool of students from a high quality and rigorous academic program. Our unique program has an emphasis on regional area studies including the geography, history, and politics of those regions, and global studies including the politics of international relations, foreign policy, and national security.

Intelligence analysis majors get to study how surveillance and data analysis affects national security
York College Intelligence Analysis coordinator John Weaver presents an Intelligence Community paper along with several students
Program coordinator John Weaver, joined by YCP students, presented "Friend of Foe (or Do We Really Know)? Intelligence Community Contemporary Challenges" at an international workshop.

Your future in Intelligence Analysis

This new major at York College is robust with career possibilities. Possible careers in the intelligence community include:
  • Armed Forces Intelligence; Central Intelligence Agency
  • Departments of Homeland Security, Energy, State, Treasury, etc.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • National Security Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Administration, and more.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

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Contact Us
Intelligence Analysis
John Weaver, D.P.A., Chair
Humanities Center, Room 101
Phone: 717.815.1270
Hours Contact for appt.