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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
Pol, Scty & Intl Afrs, Schl of
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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.

Degree 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
    • POS 3703 – Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • 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.
  • Students who major in the Political Science, Intelligence and National Security Track (B.A.) shall not enroll in the Intelligence and National Security Minor or the Intelligence and National Security Certificate.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1
March 1
September 1
January 1

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