What is an Intelligence Officer?

Intelligence Officer Job Description

Intelligence Officers provide advance warning to government departments regarding potential threats to their homeland by collecting and analyzing information. Such threats may include terrorism, espionage, cyber-tampering of critical infrastructure and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.



Typical Job Duties

• Investigate threats to national security

• Perform security assessments

• Performing security screening activities

• Collect, analyze and retain information related to activities that are suspected of being a national threat

• Liaise with other government departments



Scholarships for Becoming an Intelligence Officer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Intelligence Officer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Intelligence Officer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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