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Certificate in Intelligence Studies

Curriculum Guide

Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies

This certificate is collaboratively offered by the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence with consortium members Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University and Morehead State University. Students enroll in the certificate at their home university but may complete courses at any consortium member. Students must complete a minimum of 6 hours at their home university.

The certificate requires a grade of “C” or better in 12 hours of required intelligence courses and 12 hours within a single Concentration.

Requirements................................... 12 hours
HLS 400 Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community
HLS 401 Intelligence Process
HLS 402 Counterintelligence
HLS 403 Intelligence Analysis

Concentrations................................. 12 hours

Concentration Prerequisite: Certificate advisor must pre-approve courses selected for all concentrations.
A Coop or Internship in an intelligence-related position may be credited to meet requirements of any concentration (3 hours maximum).

Intelligence Collection and Analysis Concentration:
Select 12 upper-division hours (300 or 400 level) in courses related to intelligence collection and analysis including, but not limited to, forensic accounting and computing, geographic information systems, logic, mathematics, risk analysis or statistical analysis.

Threat Specialist Concentration:
Select 12 upper-division hours (300 or 400 level) in courses related to threats to public and national security including, but not limited to, criminal justice, homeland security, international relations, international security, national security or terrorism/counterterrorism.

Regional Analysis Concentration:
Select 12 upper-division hours (300 or 400 level) in the culture, economics, environment, geography, history, military, politics, religions or security of a specific country or region (foreign or U.S). No more than two courses may have the same prefix.  Students selecting this concentration must also have a minimum of two lower-division or upper-division courses in a language associated with the selected specific country or region.

Security Operations Concentration:
Select 12 upper-division hours (300 or 400 level) in courses related to cyber security, government/industrial security, personnel security, physical security, risk analysis, security management or workplace investigations.

Science & Technology Concentration:
Select 12 upper-division hours (300 or 400 level) in a scientific or technology discipline, including, but not limited to, astronomy, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, earth science, forensic science, health science, information systems, life science, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacology, physics, space science, toxicology; or in an engineering discipline, including, but not limited to, aerospace, civil, computer, electrical, electronic, mechanical, material, nuclear or systems engineering.

Total Curriculum Requirements...... 24 hours


 

Graduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security

This certificate is collaboratively offered by the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence with consortium members Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University and Morehead State University. Certificates are issued by the consortium.

Certificate Requirements................... 12 hours

HLS 800 Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
HLS 820 Terrorism and Intelligence
HLS 825 Intelligence Analysis
HLS 840 International Relations

Total Curriculum Requirements ...... 12 hours 

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