Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security
Beginning Fall 2016, this certificate introduces students to the fundamentals of intelligence and national security, and allows for students to specialize in one or more different areas that are appropriate for a career in these fields. This certificate will be helpful for students majoring in any field who are interested in careers in intelligence and national security, and particularly for students in Political Science, International and Global Studies, and Criminal Justice.
Minor Admission Requirements
– A grade of “C” (2.0) or better for all classes is required in courses counting towards the certificate.
– At least 9 hours used in the certificate must be taken at UCF.
– No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
– Internships, independent study and substitute courses/new courses are allowed at the director’s discretion (for a maximum of 3 credit hours).
Students must satisfy each course’s prerequisites before enrolling in the class.
For administrative questions, contact the Undergraduate Senior Admissions Specialist:
(e.g. When are these classes offered? How will this work with my degree program?)
For academic questions, contact the Undergraduate Certificate Coordinator:
(e.g. Is this class a good fit for my career interests? Can I have more information on what a specific class entails?)
Total Credit Hours Required—12
Core Courses – 6 credit hours
|INR||2002||International Relations - Theory and Practice|
|INR||4364||The Intelligence Community|
Electives – 6 credit hours (choose two)
|CCJ||4076||Crime Intelligence and Investigative Support Analysis|
|CCJ||4644||White Collar Crime|
|CCJ||4651||Drugs and Crime|
|CJT||3821||Practical Security Applications|
|COM||4416||Terrorism and Communication|
|CPO||3034||Politics of Developing Areas|
|CPO||3057||Contemporary Revolution and Political Violence|
|CPO||3403||Politics of the Middle East|
|CPO||3614||Politics of Eastern Europe|
|CPO||4303||Comparative Latin American Politics|
|CPO||4514||Politics of East Asia|
|CPO||4643||Government and Politics of Russia|
|DSC||4013||Homeland Security and Criminal Justice|
|INR||3253||International Politics of Africa|
|INR||4060||Causes of War|
|INR||4076||Global Drug Policy|
|INR||4083||War and Violent Politics|
|INR||4084||Politics of International Terrorism|
|INR||4104||Topics and Cases in American Foreign Policy|
|INR||4114||American Security Policy|
|INR||4115||Strategic Weapons and Arms Control|
|INR||4224||Contemporary International Politics of Asia|
|INR||4335||Coercion in International Politics|
|INR||4744||Militaries in World Politics|
|SYP||3511||Sociology of Murder|
|SYP||4521||Crime Victims in Society|
|SYP||4550||Patterns of Drug Abuse in Society|