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Security & Intelligence

The Security & Intelligence major focuses on the changing nature of conflict and war both as we enter the 21st century and in the aftermath of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.

State-on-state war is no longer the only major threat to personal and national security. Conventional war, terrorism, biological warfare, environmental degradation, economic espionage, trans-national crime and information theft are among the more prominent threats with which individuals and states now have to deal.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree are required to complete a minimum of two years of foreign language study in a language appropriate to the chosen specialization.

Coursework completed at OSU or abroad and/or appropriate placement test results can document this.

Those choosing to complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minor in one of the following areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Business, City and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Science
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Global Public Health
  • Information Security
  • International Business
  • Quantitative Economics


Brochures for the Security & Intelligence major

For students admitted to OSU Autumn 2023 and after


For students admitted to OSU Autumn 2022 through Summer 2023


For students admitted to OSU Summer 2022 and before



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