Intelligence Management Online Bachelor’s Degree



Gain the skills to find answers and effect positive change within your organization with an online Bachelor of Science degree in Intelligence Management from National American University’s Henley Putnam School of Strategic Security. This program is also an excellent foundation if you wish to pursue the online Intelligence Management Master of Science degree.

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Intelligence Management Bachelor’s Program Overview

Understanding how to uncover, gather, analyze and strategically use intelligence information can be of enormous benefit to your organization. In this program, you’ll learn the basic concepts of intelligence gathering and analysis, as well as how to use information to appraise and respond to threats.

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and critically evaluate information sources and applicable intelligence technologies.
  • Appraise contemporary and emergent threats, challenges, and issues within a sphere of the security industry such as business, law enforcement, homeland security, national security, or regional studies.
  • Analyze intelligence issues or challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in diverse groups and to identify and apply professional ethics to the intelligence field.
  • Develop general professional written and oral reports and presentations that are relevant to security industry decision-makers.

Intelligence Management Bachelor’s online Degree Classes and Curriculum

The online Intelligence Management bachelor’s degree program consists of the following class requirements: major core, open electives, and general education core. These classes total 180 credits.

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements.

Major Core

49.5 credits

Support Core and Open Electives

40.5 credits

General Education

90 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Intelligence Management Bachelor’s online Degree Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our tuition schedule.

Intelligence Management Online Degree Career Outcomes

With a comprehensive skillset including critical thinking, intelligence gathering, and analysis, you could find employment in private, corporate, nonprofit, and governmental agencies, serving as a research analyst, or intelligence specialist. Careers could also include:

  • Business & Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Counterterrorism Analyst
  • Cyber Security Intelligence Analyst
  • Insider Threat Detection Analyst
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Threat Analyst
  • Special Agent

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Intelligence Management Degree?

  • Entry-level job seekers: If you are already fluent in a foreign language, understand how to hack into a computer, or love mathematics this may be the degree for you.
  • Intelligence Management professionals who want to further your professionalization in writing, research, and the intelligence tradecraft.
  • Military service members who have worked in military intelligence, as a foreign language translator, or have held a top-secret national security clearance.

INT300     Fundamentals of Intelligence

INT305     Advanced Critical Thinking and Logic

INT310     Fundamentals of Analysis

INT315     Open Source Research

INT330    Writing for the Intelligence Professional

INT379     History of Intelligence, Part 1

INT380     History of Intelligence, Part 2

INT390     Covert Action

INT400     Counterintelligence

INT476     Intelligence Collection

PHIL400     Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism

Choose any three courses

INT320     Propaganda and Disinformation

INT401     Interrogation and Interviewing Techniques

INT440     Technical Surveillance

INT445     Operational Security

INT460     Clandestine and Secure Communications

INT477     Collection Management

NUC350     Principles of Grand Strategy

NUC410     Weapons Systems

Choose any six courses.

Students may also include any course from support core courses if not previously taken as a major support core course.

CI3710     Internet Security

CI3715     Cybercrime and Information Systems

CI3725     Network Security

CJ2240     Introduction to Private Security

CJ2700     Cybercrime in Criminal Justice

CJ3005     Gangs in America

CJ3020     Serial Killers and the Law

CJ3030     Hate Crimes and the Law

CJ3050     Loss Prevention

CJ3400     Constitutional Law

CJ4000     Psychology and the Law

CJ4450     Security Operations Theory

CJ4500     Homeland Security and Terrorism

INT511DC     Advanced Analytical Methods

INT535DC     Cover

INT551DC     Double Agents, Denial and Deception

INT680DC     Ops Concepts and Planning (Targeting)

PRO375     History of Executive/Dignitary Protection

PRO380     Conflict Resolution

PRO385     Etiquette and Rapport

PRO398     Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

PRO405     Consequence Management

PRO422     Building Security

PRO430     Travel and Hospitals

PRO432     Principal’s Office and Residence

PRO433     Off-site Visits

PRO466     Advance Work

PRO494     Essentials of Executive Protection

SEC305     Offensive versus Defensive Security

SEC320     Foundations of the Security Industry

SEC326     Foundations of Vehicular Security

SEC340     Effective Writing for the Security Professional

SEC344     Protective Security Law

SEC360     Information Security

SEC366     Managing the Security Organization

SEC375     Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

SEC452     Infiltration Techniques

SEC486     Bomb Threat Management

TCT306     Media and Terrorism

TCT310     Psychology of Violence

TCT390     Foundations of Terrorism

TCT395     Counterterrorism

TCT396     Terrorist Techniques

TCT410     Lone Wolf Terrorism

TCT420     Psychology of Fear

TCT425     Religious Extremism

TCT430     Ethno/Nationalist Terrorism

TCT435     Terrorist Support Networks

TCT440     Islamism and Terrorism


EN1150     Composition I

EN1300     Composition II

EN2100     Speech OR

EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

MA3000     Business Statistics


HU2000     Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

HU                Elective

Behavioral/Social Science Electives

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

Science Electives

Science Elective

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career:  Set Up for Success!
CS1203     Bridge to Success:  Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Gen Ed or Open Electives

Gen Ed or Open Electives

1900-4990     Special Topics

Foreign Language

Any Foreign Language

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.