The Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies draws motivated professionals currently employed or interested in positions supporting military, civilian and corporate intelligence operations. Students are exposed to real-world intelligence perspectives and they have the unique opportunity to specialize their studies in several key functional areas or intelligence sub-fields
The Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies courses are taught by experienced professors. Many are currently working in leadership roles within the intelligence, military or homeland security sectors and they bring their real-world expertise into the online discussion. American Public University students are part of a highly-connected network of industry professionals dedicated to advancing the intelligence discipline and to protecting national and international security.
In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of intelligence studies, graduates in this degree program will be able to:
- Describe the evolution, structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of the U.S. national intelligence community.
- Detail the structures, functions, capabilities, and contributions of national intelligence consumers to include the national command authority, executive departments, Congress, military services, joint/unified commands, and law enforcement agencies.
- Specify the intelligence cycle, including intelligence planning, data collection, data exploitation, analysis, production, and dissemination phases.
- Differentiate among the fundamental capabilities and limitations and means of tasking human, geographic/imagery, signals, measurement and technical and open intelligence data sources.
- Detail the current permissions and restrictions on U.S. national intelligence community activities as prescribed by federal law, executive and agency directives, and the intelligence oversight system.
- Conduct basic research and compose professional and academic analyses on issues critical to intelligence consumers.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- Asian Area Studies
- Criminal Intelligence
- Intelligence Analysis
- Intelligence Collection
- Intelligence Operations
- Latin America Area Studies
- Middle East Area Studies
- Terrorism Studies
- Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)