Certificate in Intelligence and Homeland Security

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:

  • POLS 4200 Homeland Security Administration
  • POLS 4202 Politics of the US Intelligence Community

Elective courses (12 Credit Hours)

Select four of the following courses:

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

Program Total (18 Credit Hours)