Academic Catalog

Intelligence Studies, Certificate

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 29.0201

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

Certificate Requirements
HLS 401Intelligence Process3
HLS 402Counterintelligence3
HLS 403Intelligence Analysis3
HLS 430Terrorism and Violent Extremism3
Concentrations
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 (three hours maximum).
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:12
Intelligence Collection and Analysis
Threat Specialist
Regional Analysis
Security Operations
Science & Technology
Total Hours24

Concentrations

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.