Homeland Security and Applied Intelligence

Do you want to be in the FBI? Are you interested in national or world security issues? Do you want to learn about the threat of terrorism? Or maybe you are great with data and can easily see patterns and determine insights.

By the time you graduate, you will be able to use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism. However, you can use the skills you develop in this program outside of traditional criminal justice programs. Your ability to analyze data and present insights will be just as valued in the boardroom of a Fortune 500 company as it will in government offices in Washington, D.C.

Major Highlights


In addition to your senior year internship, you'll work with local law enforcement and private sector companies early in the program.  Your work will be used to inform their decisions.

Critical Thinking and Communication Skills

You will take courses in criminal justice, psychology, communications, computer science, history and art - all of which will build a strong foundation for you to compile and analyze data and offer insights.  You will also learn the skills of how to communicate with diverse cultures.

Only Program of its Kind in Rochester Area

You will receive a broad liberal arts education integrated with criminal justice to prepare you as part of the next generation of national security and intelligence specialists.

Faculty Expertise in Counterterrorism

Assistant professor Glen Grana is a retired Police Officer/Narcotics Investigator with an extensive background in criminal and narcotic investigations, as well as crime analysis. You will be learning from the best in the area!

What Can I Do With A Degree in Homeland Security and Applied Intelligence?

You will be prepared for a variety of careers in both the public and private sectors, including:

  • Police Officer
  • Special Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Crime Analyst

Priority admission into respected M.S. in Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences