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Earn Your BA in Intelligence Studies Online

Threats to the security of states, institutions, property, and people persist, necessitating a knowledgeable, analytic approach to thwart malicious activity. A bachelor’s degree in intelligence studies from American Public University (APU) provides you with a strong foundation in intelligence gathering, analysis, and operations, preparing you for the complexities of the U.S. intelligence community, as well as security and corporate intelligence sectors.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

APU’s program examines intelligence collection, law and ethics, critical analysis, threat analysis, and foreign intelligence. You will learn to understand the distinctions of diverse areas of intelligence: Human (HUMINT), geospatial (GEOINT), technical (TECHINT), and open-source (OSINT).

Flagship Program

With a long legacy of educating our nation’s military, APU is a respected educator in the field of intelligence studies. The program’s curriculum has been informed by its faculty’s close ties to intelligence, government, and defense communities.


An extensive array of concentration options allows you to tailor your studies to align with your personal or professional goals.

Expert Insight

Get access to real-world, applicable knowledge, guided by faculty bringing their practical insight from the military, intelligence, defense, and other government agencies, as well as the corporate sector.

Learn With Peers

You will be able to collaborate with fellow students representing the military, government, and the public and commercial sectors, providing rich professional perspective and connections.

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