What degree would be good for an intelligence analyst?

I'm an intelligence analyst with the TN National Guard and I just got turned down for a job because of my lack of experience (I'm a SPC) / education (1 semester of college). What would be a good degree and what would be a good college to further my career as an intelligence analyst? Sorry. I guess I should mention that I'm working full time with the Counterdrug Task Force as an intelligence analyst tracking down drug dealers.

Asked By: Johnny Law III - 2/7/2008
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I would think your best bet is linguistics. I have always wanted to go into the intelligence field. If you get a linguistics degree and have an intelligence background, you can pretty much guarantee a job with the FBI. Think about what you want to get out of it, and you will know the answer to the question of what... More
Answered By: bonstermonster20 - 2/7/2008
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Answered By: GSU Student - 2/7/2008
Maybe Psychology.
Answered By: Emsee - 2/7/2008
"Intelligence" would be a good start, then you might actually kill more of the "Enemy" rather than your Allies ?
Answered By: Catmandoo - 2/7/2008
SPC, there are several avenues you can take. Recently, many colleges and universities are offering degrees in Homeland Security, which would greatly help you on the state level. Psychology might help, but would also limit you. Since you already have AIT under your belt, you may be able to count that as many credits... More
Answered By: fireguard06 - 2/7/2008
It depends on what aspect of "intelligence" you want to get in to and with whom (being the bigger of the two). Geography majors do well with the CIA analyzing aerial photos for troop movements etc, linguistics for counter-terrorism and even psychology for trying to discern troop tactics and future movements
Answered By: MadMaxx - 2/7/2008
Depends on what kind of intell career you want. If you want to be a country/regional analyst, then international relations, history, geography might be good. If you're talking SIGINT/ELINT, something more technical like math or engineering. If you're talking tactical intel, pretty much anything.
Answered By: engineer50 - 2/7/2008
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