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CISS Minors

Intelligence and Security Studies (ISS) Minor

The ISS minor is designed to prepare outstanding students at the University of Mississippi for entry-level positions in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

  • 18-hour minor consisting of six courses:
    • ISS 125, Intro to Intelligence and Security Studies
    • ISS 351, Advanced Analytics I
    • ISS 352, Advanced Analytics II
    • ISS 490, Internship
    • ISS 499, Capstone
    • Elective (any ISS 300- or 400-level course to include ISS 301, ISS 360, ISS 420, ISS 480)
  • Unlike other minors at the University of Mississippi, students must apply for the minor and undergo a rigorous selection process.
  • Students must complete each course in the minor with a grade of “B” or better and must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • The completion of an internship is required. Our staff will work with the IC to place students in internships that complement their academic experience. Internships may be in IC agencies, other governmental organizations, and the private sector.
  • Find more details in the academic catalog.

Global Security Studies (GSS) Minor

The GSS minor is designed to familiarize students with the skills and background necessary for entry-level employment in the national security and defense sector.

  • 18-hour minor consisting of six courses:
    • ISS 135, Intro to Global and National Security Studies
    • ISS 301, Survey of U.S. National Security Policy or POL 335, Int’l Politics of Nuclear Weapons
    • ISS 351, Advanced Analytics I
    • ISS 360, Overview of Cybersecurity and Policy
    • ISS 480, National Security Issues of the 21st Century
    • Elective (ISS 125, ISS 420, ISS 490, or courses offered by other departments related to global security topics such as foreign policy, war history, terrorism, and cyber)
  • No application is required for admittance into the GSS minor.
  • Students must complete each course in the minor with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Offered in a traditional classroom setting and online.
  • Find more details in the academic catalog.

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