Minor Requirements

In order to declare a minor in Critical Intelligence Studies, students are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and to have completed 01:790:292 with at least a C. To fulfill the minor requirements, students must pass an additional five three-credit courses with a grade of C or higher. The Critical Intelligence Studies minor requires a minimum of 18 credits for successful completion.


Required Courses (First 9 Required Credits)


  1. Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies (01:790:292, 3 Credits)

  2. Critical Thinking & Analytic Writing in the Intelligence Community (01:790:483, 3 Credits)

  3. Research in Critical Intelligence Studies (01:790:484, 3 Credits) OR Internship in Critical Intelligence Studies (01:790:485, 3 Credits)


Minor Tracks (Remaining 9 Required Credits)

There are various course options within each of the tracks. Students should first consult degree navigator and then contact Ava Majlesi (avamaj@rutgers.edu) to discuss possible paths to completion of the minor.


Technology Track
  • One course in artificial intelligence or machine learning

  • One course in data science

  • One course in design/analysis of computer algorithms

Cyber Track
  • One course in foundational computer science

  • One course in computer security

  • One elective course (language, area studies, or policy) to promote awareness of the international context of intelligence work

Engineering Track
  • One course in foundational computer programming (14:440:127)

  • One policy course

  • One elective course (language or area studies) to promote awareness of the international context of intelligence work

Policy Track
  • Two policy courses

  • One elective course (language or area studies) to promote awareness of the international context of intelligence work

Language Track
  • Two language courses in the same language at a level determined in coordination with the relevant language department. AP credit can be applied to one of these courses but not both.

  • One policy course