National Security and Intelligence Program

Overview

The biggest demand at the federal level is in the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security, as well as the traditional opportunities at the Central Intelligence and National Security Agencies.

Fairmont State’s National Security & Intelligence program is designed to provide students with the tools they need to pursue those career goals as research and/or intelligence analysts.

The program is a concentration in the Social Sciences.  It is also offered as a minor.

National Security & Intelligence courses come from several disciplines including Criminal Justice, History, and Political Science.  Students also take part in computer lab and field work.

Career Opportunities

There is great demand for intelligence professionals at the federal and state levels.  There is also a growing demand for research analysts in private industry as companies are faced with the challenges and opportunities of globalization.  Here are some routes National Security and Intelligence graduates can take:

  • WV Division of Homeland Security
  • US Army Officer Program
  • Lawyer
  • Defense Contractor Intelligence Specialist

 Graduates will be prepared to seek jobs like:

  • Intelligence Community (CIA DIA, NSA, etc.)
  • National Security (DoS, DoD, DHS, DoJ, FBI, etc.)
  • Military Intelligence
  • WV Division of Homeland Security
  • National Security, Defense, Intelligence Contractors
  • Lawyer

FSUNow News about National Security and Intelligence Program

Friday, September 26, 2014

An expert in counter narcotics and counter terrorism will speak on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, sponsored by the National Security & Intelligence Program, the Criminal Justice Department and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange at Fairmont State University.

Retired DEA Special Agent Charles Gardner will discuss “How to Put a Business Out of Business” Attacking Organized Crime at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in the third floor Falcon Center conference rooms. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. A reception will follow.

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Monday, June 09, 2014

A gift from The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation will help fund scholarships for Fairmont State University students.

Former Special Agent Gary L. Stoops of Little Rock, Ark., worked for many years with the National White Collar Crime Center and was instrumental in the creation of the National Security and Intelligence Program at FSU and its Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) laboratory at Fairmont State.

“I am a big believer in the need for practical experience to give students work in the real world. We’re dealing with a knowledge market,” he said.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Fairmont State University will host a presentation on “Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks” on Monday, April 21.

Sponsored by the National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State, the presenter will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.

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