The undergraduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis helps you to enhance your critical thinking and analytical skills required for gauging and forecasting potential threats to U.S. national security. You will study the fundamentals of intelligence analysis while looking at the historical evolution of the U.S. national intelligence. Topics in this 6-course certificate program focus on advanced qualitative analytic procedures, basic modeling, and predictive analysis skills. The online certificate is designed for undergraduate students who want to improve their knowledge of intelligence analysis without committing to a degree program.
The curriculum for this online undergraduate certificate is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
- Research, analytics, and written communication
- Analytical techniques and intelligence for decision makers
- Security threats and conditions creating threats from adversaries
- Geospatial intelligence and geographic information systems
- Criminal intelligence analysis
- Narcotics and their relationship to security risks and intelligence
- Challenges and methods of forecasting terrorist activity
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Conduct basic research and provide professional analyses on issues critical to intelligence consumers.
- Identify the basic cognitive science principles that underlie human information processing and problem solving such as intelligence analysis.
- Complete intermediate-level analyses in selected areas critical to intelligence consumers.
- All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
- New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your AMU admissions representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
- If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
- There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.
Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*
*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.
Paying for School
Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:
Ways to Save
Undergraduate Book Grant
Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.
Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.
AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.