Strategic Intelligence in National Security Major at Patrick Henry College
Patrick Henry College (PHC) holds the reputation of being one of the top Christian colleges in the United States of America. This applies to each major offered at Patrick Henry College, not excluding minors applied to majors. This excellence is because of a strategic, unique formula which builds the PHC Strategic Intelligence program and sets it apart from any other BA-level program in Strategic Intelligence in National Security.
What is the formula that brings excellence and raises the Strategic Intelligence major at Patrick Henry College higher than the average BA-level program? That’s a valid question, and will be answered in detail. For now, the simple answer is this: a unique fusion of three distinctives sets PHC apart from any other college in the world, and the Liberal Arts focused program at Patrick Henry College is distinctly classical in its approach, American in presentation, with a Christian worldview.
The Only Christian College to Achieve this Standard of Excellence
One Specific Major at Patrick Henry College that upholds the reputation of excellence and implicates this unique formula is that of Strategic Intelligence in National Security. The PHC Strategic Intelligence major meets the requirements of the International Association for Intelligence Education. Patrick Henry College is also the only the second undergraduate program to obtain this certification and is the only Christian college or university to achieve this standard or professional excellence.
PHC’s Goal: Intelligence Discipline and Fully Equipped
What exactly is Strategic Intelligence at Patrick Henry College? This is explained in the goal of this major, this goal being twofold. Firstly, the major at PHC of Strategic Intelligence is to provide out students with an intensive and systematic study of the intelligence discipline. Secondly, the goal of the major is to fully equip our students so that they may influence and lead the intelligence and national security endeavors of the United States.
National security concerns have become closer to the forefront now that the world has become more globally oriented. As the American policy makers strive to make the United States of America a safer place, discovering new truth has become more important than ever, especially at Patrick Henry College. With the excellence and rare certification at PHC, the strategic intelligence major implicates the importance of discovering new truths.
Access to both accurate and relevant date is entirely dependent on the success of the United States intelligence force. At Patrick Henry College, the strategic intelligence major places a focus on a successful training for working in the US intelligence force. Ethical retrieval, study, and interpretation of information requires strategic operations and analysis grounded in strong morals, which is what PHC implicates in the SI major.
Get Ahead of Others
The Strategic Intelligence major at Patrick Henry College achieves excellence for its gradates not only in academics, but in experiences as well. Patrick Henry College’s SI program excels at placing PHC graduates ahead of others in the same industry. “PHC made good on their promise that when they gave me an education they would put me two to three years ahead of others professionally,” said a 2010 Alumnus, a now Unit Chief at a government agency.
Patrick Henry College believes in assisting the US government to make wise police decisions in the coming years. In the same way, PHC believes it is important to that those at the heart of power and influence engage the world around them with moral strength and courage. Patrick Henry College’s Strategic Intelligence program focuses mainly on training students as skilled analysts so that they will have a positive impact on the United States national security and policy-making decisions.
Patrick Henry College prepares our students to commit themselves to a generational opportunity for emerging, young leaders in the Intelligence profession. “PHC’s SI program is designed to help students succeed in the real world. The professors are renowned experts in their fields and the curriculum is designed to challenge students in a way that prepares them to excel outside of the academic environment,” said 2008 Alumnus, Senior Consultant at BAH.
A Unique Strategy
At Patrick Henry College, the Strategic Intelligence program equips students with a respect for the intelligence function and its role in defending a free society. The SI program at PHC also applies the excellence of the academics while cultivating SI student’s ability to anticipate moral, ethical, and mission challenges in order to defend the security of the United States.
Patrick Henry College faculty consult with a Board of Advisors comprised of nationally recognized experts in intelligence and national security. PHC’s SI program prepares students to be outstanding in intellectual professionals, by combining a classical liberal arts core curriculum, SI core courses, and major electives in intelligence with a strong focus on moral imagination and professionalism. Patrick Henry College students gain the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to compete effectively for positions in the intelligence and national security industries.
At Patrick Henry College, students are required to take a core curriculum which provides a comprehensive classical liberal arts education that prompts students to think carefully about life’s biggest questions. These questions are as follows: what is good, what is right, what is true? And the most important question: how ought Christians to go about addressing the world’s problems? The Strategic Intelligence core and electives of PHC tailor those questions to a distinctly National Security-oriented perspective.
Teaching to Serve
At Patrick Henry College, the teaching and discipline of intelligence focuses on examining government practices and questioning whether the objectives of government action in circumstances are required or permitted. Another focus of the SI major is questioning whether the objective and the action to achieve it is moral, and effective in achieving stated objectives; and, if not, explore different, wiser, more innovative, moral, and professionally ethical ways to achieve the objective. In doing this, PHC students are prepared with excellence for careers where they can most effectively serve.
“The opportunity to participate in and lead intelligence projects that are designed by current and former intelligence specialists is unmatched. Due to my experience in Patrick Henry College’s SI program, I not only gained an exceptional education but was propelled into an exciting and rewarding career upon graduation,” said 2008 Alumnus, Senior Consultant at BAH.