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Certificate in Intelligence Studies

Eastern Kentucky University, a member of the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, ( offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies, which prepares you to support United States’ national security, homeland security, law enforcement or business communities by collecting and analyzing intelligence.

The interdisciplinary certificates provide you instruction on the intelligence community, intelligence collection, intelligence analysis and threats facing the United States in the public and private sectors.

This certificate gives students a competitive advantage in gaining employment in the United States Intelligence Community at the federal, state, local and tribal levels.  Employment opportunities in the Intelligence Community are strong and increasing.  The Intelligence Community needs specialists with a variety of academic backgrounds, including in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  Combining a certificate with your academic major improves your employment chances in the United States Intelligence Community.

The certificate is available both on-campus and online. Students at other institutions may enroll in the online certificate as an EKU visiting student.

The EKU Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies will prepare you to work in a variety of settings and capacities such as:

Central Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Military Service Intelligence
US State Department
Department of Homeland Security
US Coast Guard

US Secret Service
Drug Enforcement Administration
State Fusion Centers
State Police
County/City Police
Corporate Intelligence

Certificate Curriculum Guide

Intelligence Studies Contact Information

Dr. Mike Collier

Co-Director, Bluegrass State Intelligence Community
Center of Academic Excellence
Eastern Kentucky University
Department of Safety & Security
Stratton 60
Phone/Voice Mail: 859.622.6762

Steven Emmel

Assistant Online Coordinator (Undergraduate Online Students)
EKU Online Learning
Eastern Kentucky University
301 Perkins Building



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