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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Sciences
Department(s)
Pol, Scty & Intl Afrs, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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School of Politics, Security, and Intl Affairs

This track focuses on the fundamentals of intelligence and national security from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It is designed to be helpful to those students who wish to pursue careers in national security and the intelligence community. The required courses in the track constitute a coherent sequence that will give students a familiarity with the functions of the intelligence community and the practice of intelligence collection and analysis. The electives can provide students a solid foundation in regional or functional specialties that are relevant to careers in intelligence and national security.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Certificate Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without prior school approval
  • Students should consult with a school advisor
  • The School Residency Requirement consists of at least 21 semester hours of regularly scheduled courses taken from the UCF School of Politics, Security, and Intl Affairs.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually in the first 60 hours.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Students must satisfy each course's prerequisites before enrolling in the class.

Double major/dual degree policy in Political Science programs and minors

  • Students who double major/degree in any Political Science track and International and Global Studies shall not count more than two courses toward both programs, except the following courses:
    • POS 2041 – American National Government Credit Hours: 3
    • POS 3703 – Scope and Methods of Political Science Credit Hours: 3
  • Students who major in any Political Science track, and minor in International and Global Studies, shall not count more than one course toward both programs.
  • The myKnight Audit cannot capture overlapping courses between two or more programs; therefore, students should have their program reviewed by the School before filing for graduation.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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