INSS Minor Requirements


To earn the INSS minor, students complete six courses (18 credit hours), four of which are the required core for the INSS track (12 hours), plus two additional courses related to INSS (6 hours).

  • (1) Four required courses:
    • POLS 125 Introduction to Intelligence & Statecraft
    • POLS 130 US Intelligence Community
    • POLS 325 Intelligence Analytics
    • POLS 345 Counterintelligence
  • (2) Plus two elective courses from the approved list below:
    • POLS 625 Extremist Groups and Government Response
    • POLS 652 Politics in Europe
    • POLS 661 Politics of the Middle East
    • POLS 675 Russian Foreign Policy
    • POLS 677 U.S. National Security Policy
    • POLS 678 Chinese Foreign Policy
    • POLS 682 Trafficking, Organized Crime and Terrorism: U.S. Government Response
    • POLS 687 Introduction to Cyberintelligence (Prevously listed POLS 629)
    • POLS 310 Counterproliferation
    • GEOG 571/AAAS 520 The Gray Zones in Africa
    • POLS 656 Government & Politics in East Asia
    • POLS 688 US Conterterrorism Approaches to International and Domestic Terror Groups (currently listed POLS 629)
    • GIST 550/SLAV 379, Iran Soft Power
    • POLS 582 Transnational Terrorism