Certificate in Security Intelligence

(This program is now managed and administrated through the School of Public Affairs)

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 Students successfully completing the four on-line courses will receive a Graduate Certificate from UCCS. In addition, the courses may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration or Master of Criminal Justice programs at the School of Public Affairs, and may be used as electives in a variety of other graduate degrees at UCCS. The courses do not have to be taken in sequential order, however you must complete two before taking 5956: Analytical Intelligence Methodologies.

PAD/CJ 5953: National Security Intelligence – 3 Semester Credits
This course introduces students to intelligence history, the theoretical framework behind intelligence; US intelligence organizations; basic intelligence concepts and functions; discusses intelligence for national, military, homeland security, and infrastructure policy makers as well as supporting business executives. It is designed for students interested or already working in government, law enforcement, and/or private sector security.

PAD/CJ 5954: Democracy, Policy, and Security – 3 Semester Credits
This course provides students a thorough understanding of the intelligence-policy dynamic, policy-practitioner relationships, oversight mechanisms in the United States and elsewhere, and issues related to intelligence failures. It examines contextual factors influencing the development of national and homeland security strategies and emphasizes the role intelligence plays in doctrine, technology and international relations.

PAD/CJ 5955: Counterterrorism Intelligence – 3 Semester Credits
This course examines how intelligence supports the diverse roles, structures, missions and capabilities of the various agencies in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It also examines the role intelligence plays in protecting critical infrastructure, the relationship between national intelligence agencies and local law enforcement, and studies emerging concepts in intelligence such as state fusion centers and intelligence-led policing.

PAD/CJ 5956: Analytical Intelligence Methodologies – 3 Semester Credits
This course focuses on analytic intelligence techniques and methodologies. It provides increased analytic capability and fosters critical thinking. It reviews epistemology, inductive, deductive and abductive reasoning; multivariate analysis; cognitive bias; alternative competing hypotheses and denial and deception. The course represents the capstone of the intelligence curriculum and will include a complex analytic team project on contemporary intelligence issues.

Students completing these courses are well positioned to work within the federal, state or local government as well as within private industry.