School of Government and International Affairs

Programs / Minors & Certificates: Certificate in Intelligence and Homeland Security

A Certificate in Intelligence and Homeland Security

Program Requirements

This certificate is designed for International Affairs majors who are interested in careers in homeland security or other intelligence-related fields. This certificate focuses upon developing the analytical skills necessary for a successful career within these fields: research, writing, and verbal presentation skills. In pursuing this certificate, students will gain exposure to case studies relating to the policies and politics associated with homeland security and the US Intelligence community while gaining knowledge of various regions throughout the world.

Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

All Students should take both of the following courses:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 4200
    Homeland Security Administration
    3
  • POLS 4202
    Politics of the US Intelligence Community
    3

Elective courses (12 Credit Hours)

Select four of the following courses:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 4431
    Politics of International Terrorism
    3
  • POLS 4439
    Political Economy of Russia and Central Asia in Transition
    3
  • POLS 4448
    russian Politics and Culture
    3
  • POLS 4449
    Russian Foreign Policy
    3
  • POLS 4452
    Politics of East Asia
    3
  • POLS 4453
    Latin America: Democracy and Development
    3
  • POLS 4454
    Politics of the Middle East
    3
  • POLS 4455
    International relations of Africa
    3
  • POLS 4457
    South Asian Politics: A Comparative Perspective
    3

Program Total - 18 Credit Hours