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The Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security is designed familiarize students with the history of intelligence and national security, the intelligence cycle, global security risks, the political climate, international relations issues and how government and private organizations work jointly on matters of security. This program is valuable for students with an interest in pursuing a career in the Intelligence Community or the global market place. The undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security will consist of 18 semester hours of study. Courses can be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the director of the certificate program.

Admissions Standards

Any UTEP undergraduate student in good academic standing is eligible for enrollment in the Certificate in Intelligence and National Security.

Certificate Requirements

Two Intelligence and National Security Courses
INSS 3302Sem in Intel and Nat'l Sec3
INSS 4301Intel Collection & Analysis3
Focus Area
Select two courses *6
Electives
Two elective courses selected from the following:6
Intercultural Communication
American Foreign Rel Snc 1914
American Military History
History of Modern East Asia
Modern Africa
History of Modern China
20th Century Europe, 1900-Pres
The Americas
The Border
U.S. Military History
Ethics (C)
International Relations
International Security
Internat'l Political Economy
Foreign Policy of the U.S.
Major World Religions
Total Hours18
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Students must select six (6) credits from a focus area (major, minor, or BMS concentration) in consultation with appropriate faculty members that are appropriate to the intelligence and national security field of study. The director or advisor of the certificate program must approve the courses proposed for satisfaction of the student’s focus area requirement. Students cannot apply courses used for satisfying the elective components of the certificate for satisfaction of the focus area requirement.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 18

Intelligence and National Security Certificate
Required Courses:
INSS 3302Sem in Intel and Nat'l Sec3
INSS 4301Intel Collection & Analysis3
Other Electives:
Select two courses of the following:6
Intercultural Communication
American Foreign Rel Snc 1914
American Military History
History of Modern East Asia
Modern Africa
History of Modern China
20th Century Europe, 1900-Pres
The Americas
The Border
U.S. Military History
Ethics (C)
International Relations
International Security
Foreign Policy of the U.S.
Internat'l Political Economy
Major World Religions
Focused Area:
Select six credits of a focus area in consultation with appropriate faculty members:6
History and Security
Geography and Security
Intro to Homeland Security
Intel Analysis & Security Mgmt
Transportation & Border Secrty
Security Studies
Writing for Security Prof.
Statistics for Security Stud.
Modern Strategy
Selected Problems in Intel
Historical Dev of Nat'l Sec
Intel & Counterterrorism
Intel & Counterproliferation
Counterintelligence & Security
Seminar in Homeland Security
Crime and Border Security
Cyberspace & National Security
Security Operations
Intel & Transnational Threats
Ethics and Security
Technical Intelligence
Critical Infrastructure Prtctn
Selected Problems in Intel
Professional Practices
Security Studies Internship
Cybersecurity
Senior Capstone
Total Hours18