Certificate in Intelligence Methodology

Requirements (26 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.


  1. Graduate Standing

Certificate Requirements

PSCI 484National Security Policy4
PSCI 592Seminar in Government4
PSCI 621Strategic Intelligence4
GEOG 202Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography5
GEOG 308Advanced Geographic Information Systems5
or GEOG 402 Geographic Information Systems Applications
A minimum of four units chosen from:4
Crime and Intelligence Analysis
Digital Image Processing
Military Geography for National Security
Seminar in International Relations ((when topics are Intelligence and Ethis or techniques of Intelligence Analysis))
Analysis of International Terrorism
Understanding Intelligence Failure
Operations Analysis
Directed Graduate Studies (Research or Intern Project for a maximum of 8 units)
Total Units26