The mission of the Department of Intelligence Studies, Geospatial Science, Political Science, and History is to provide effective instruction and educational programs in geography, history, intelligence studies, and political science. The department offers bachelor’s degrees and minors in geospatial science, history, intelligence studies, and political science. The department also offers minors in philosophy, public administration, and sustainability as well as a minor and certificate program in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). The department supports the activities of its student honor societies and clubs, which include the History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta, the Political Science Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha, the International Social Science Honor Society Pi Gamma Mu, the History Club, the Organization of Security Students, the Political Science Club, the Pre-Law Club, and the Model UN. The department is committed to the mission of Fayetteville State University in accommodating the higher educational needs of its students and providing life-long experiences and cultural opportunities for members of its immediate and extended communities.
Online Degree Completion
Degrees in intelligence studies, history, and political science can be completed online.
B.A. Geospatial Science
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physical and human geography.
- Define and explain the spatial interactions between human activities and environmental conservation.
- Demonstrate problem solving skills in the discipline with the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other geospatial techniques.
- Develop writing skills, oral communication skills, and global literacy skills as applicable to spatial analysis of the human environment.
- Produce critically analyzed scholarship by using the latest technology to access available historical sources and applying historical methodology.
- Identify and distinguish historical eras and periods.
- Evaluate major historical figures and contributions of specific groups.
- Analyze significant historical events.
- Examine major historical interpretations.
B.A. Intelligence Studies
- Identify and distinguish the basic concepts and theoretical approaches to the emerging discipline of Intelligence Studies.
- Research, examine, and critique, orally and in writing, major issues, concerns, and debates—including ethics—within the emerging discipline and related disciplines such as Security Studies.
- Apply foreign cultural and linguistic knowledge to structure intelligence problems and provide solutions in response to security in the local, state, national, and international communities.
- Analyze the planning, implementing, and evaluating of intelligence activities in any setting (military/government, business/corporate, law enforcement/security) from the local to the global stage.
- Integrate theoretical approaches with practice through internships and service learning, as a professional intelligence analyst in the public and private sector.
B.A. Political Science
- Demonstrate the basic concepts and theoretical approaches in the discipline.
- Explain a thorough knowledge of the content, issues, concerns and debates within the sub-fields of the discipline: American Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Public Administration; and Political Theory.
- Apply their mastery of concepts and content to relate the historical to the present nature of politics and governance.
- Apply theories and research methods to understand new and complex phenomena.
- Construct theoretical approaches with practice through internships.
- Develop writing skills, oral communication skills and computer literacy.
- Develop critical thinking skills and construct a sense of the responsibilities of democratic citizenship / personal political efficacy.