Homeland Security

Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies

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Prepare for Critical Roles in the Intelligence Community

EKU’s online intelligence studies certificate prepares students with the intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination skills needed for successful careers in the United States intelligence community at the federal, state, local and tribal levels. The program gives graduates a competitive edge in the job market and complements a variety of backgrounds.

Program At-A-Glance

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24 Credit Hours

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$417

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Benefits of EKU Online

Rooted in best practices and evolving technology, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as physical security, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis and emergency management.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • No application fee
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Open the Door to Rewarding Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently the second largest federal agency in the U.S., comprised of 22 agencies and employing over 200,000 people. Homeland security offers a diverse a range of employment opportunities. The field is ideal for individuals aspiring to work in local, state or federal law enforcement agencies; corporate or public sector security; local, state or federal government, and for military personnel of all ranks. Graduates of EKU’s online homeland security program have a competitive edge in the job market and are prepared to work in a number of private and public sectors.

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Curriculum

Position yourself as a go-to security professional and give yourself a competitive edge in the evolving field of homeland security.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 24 credits are required to graduate. Complete certificate requirement information about the intelligence studies certificate is available in the University undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

HLS 401 – Intelligence Process (3)
Key questions facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security, national defense, and international affairs, with a focus on policy, oversight and intelligence support. Collection, analysis, sharing and dissemination of information within and between local, state, and federal government agencies and the private sector.

HLS 402 – Counterintelligence (3)
History, structure and operations of the US counterintelligence community. Includes legal foundations of counterintelligence and critiques of recommended changes to the community.

HLS 403 – Intelligence Analysis (3)
Examines processes used at local, state and federal levels to conduct intelligence analysis and develop intelligence products. Includes advanced instruction in intelligence structured analytic techniques.

HLS 430 – Terrorism and Violent Extremism (3)
Coverage of politically-motivated extremist violence in the United States. Includes discussion of definitional issues, radicalization, major attacks, current threats, and principal extremist groups and their ideologies.

Enrollment

Steve Emmel

Steven Emmel

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Steven Emmel for information about the EKU Online Homeland Security Degree program.

Contact Info:
859-622-7428
Steven.Emmel@eku.edu

Application Deadlines

 

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

 

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345
Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

Student Success

Homeland Security Grad Andrew Dunbar

My dream job is to work as an intelligence analyst, and with my credentials, I’m set for that. It’s been phenomenal. EKU brought me to where I want to be, and the job outlook is great!

Andrew DunbarEKU Online Homeland Security Graduate

Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

Heath Bergmann
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