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Applied Intelligence

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Detect, Identify and Prevent With an Applied Intelligence Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon University’s applied intelligence program prepares students for positions in security-related career fields that involve analysis, research, evaluation and planning of intelligence and policy matters. Learn innovative ways to frame real-world problems and apply analytical methods and technologies that inform decision making in a complex world. Gain the knowledge, skills and applied experience needed to become an intelligence specialist or analyst to identify and drive defensive plans to combat and prevent threats.

    Complete multidisciplinary coursework that enables you to earn a secondary major or minor to complement your career goals.

    Collaborate with corporate partners to enhance your entry into an intelligence career.

    Learn from faculty who hold extensive experience including national and international law enforcement, counterterrorism and intelligence.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Applied Intelligence

    • Gain intelligence skills needed to support decision-making processes, develop strategic policies, and comply in a regulatory environment to avoid strategic, operational and tactical failures in private and public sectors. 
    • Build key competencies in solving problems, conducting research and investigation, developing intelligence reports, and building preventative systems for security.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Learn in the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge’s third-floor Hatchery to develop new ideas to protect intelligence in a collaborative innovation space that integrates industry and professional development with academic creativity and learning.
    • Apply concepts learned throughout the program to better solve current world problems.
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        Inspire Your Academic Success

        Gain real-world knowledge through key applied intelligence courses including:

        • Law Enforcement Intelligence: Learn analytical methods that can support investigations into criminal activities such as serial offenders. Students will learn ways to more effectively prevent, and mitigate anti-social behaviors along with supporting related investigations.
        • National Security Intelligence: Gain the foundational knowledge of major risk factors facing national security with the goal of developing policy briefs for influential decision makers.
        • Risk Assessment: Learn how to develop analytical models to identify, assess and monitor environmental risks, as well as apply risk assessment techniques to case studies and real-life examples.

        Achieve Your Possibilities

        Students will gain a high-quality education that enables success in the rigors of graduate school or a future profession. Through an array of program opportunities, you can:

        • Continue your education following graduation to pursue a graduate certificate in anti-money laundering and earn industry professional certifications.
        • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to secure intelligence specialist and analyst careers across sectors including health, education, finance, military, cyber, law enforcement and more.
        • Earn a salary ranging up to $129,890 for careers in intelligence studies, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      Student Learning Outcomes

      1. Identify and assess risks—threats, vulnerabilities and consequences.
      2. Build and develop policy and procedures to comply with expectations of laws and regulatory environment in a relevant industry to avoid strategic, operational and tactical failures that produce detrimental consequences.
      3. Apply ethical behavior in public and private domains to address moral problems of intelligence.
      4. Demonstrate global perspective and best applied international practices.
      5. Develop practical and critical problem-solving skills align with public and private standards.
      6. Demonstrate technological competency to conduct effective operation and analysis function.
      7. Demonstrate investigative, collection and research abilities.
      8. Create analytical models to monitor environmental changes and risks.
      9. Analyze relevant analytical methods and techniques to understand the complex nature of the issues.
      10. Apply intelligence analytical experience to support decision-making process to have an effective decision to keep competitive advantages.
      11. Demonstrate advanced writing and professional communication competencies for conveying the facts and judgments to stakeholders.
      Maximilian Campbell

      Maximilian Campbell Applied Intelligance

      "Gannon professors do not walk us through the work to make it easy but challenge us to bring out our best and push us in hopes to prepare ourselves for the field we are hoping to work in."

      Gwendeline Pimentel

      Gwendeline Pimentel School of Humanities and Social Sciences

      "My program has prepared me to handle situations beyond the classroom while giving me real-world experiences within my career field. The highlight of my program was my internship because I was able to intern at a location that was not only convenient but also enabled me to observe my dream job at work on a day-to-day basis."

      • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
      • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
      • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.

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