Bachelor of Science: Intelligence Management


During my journey to obtain my bachelor's degree, I had the privilege of diving into a wide range of captivating and enlightening classes.

Each course I took contributed to my growth as a well-rounded individual, equipping me with knowledge and skills that would shape my future and give me the necessary skills needed to excel in an intelligence career.

These classes allowed m
e to undertake various assignments that allowed me to showcase my knowledge and skills.

Included within this page are the classes I took and an assignment from each to give a glimpse into the breadth of knowledge and skills I acquired while pursuing a bachelor's degree. 

These classes and included assignments exemplify my dedication, adaptability, and commitment to excellence in academia.

BACHELORS: INT300-Fundamentals of Intelligence

This course provides an overview of intelligence and the intelligence cycle. Students will be able to list & describe the role of 3 of the 4 principal elements of intelligence: collection (HUMINT and SIGINT), analysis, and counterintelligence. The course also lays groundwork for understanding overt and covert intelligence requirements and reporting, intelligence-specific vocabulary, and the breadth and complexity of the U.S. Intelligence Community today.

BACHELORS: INT476-Intelligence Collection

This course teaches various categories of intel gathering & surveillance, including the background & history of surveillance devices, proper procedures for using surveillance devices for intelligence gathering, basic use of surveillance for purposes other than intrigue & spying. Students gain an understanding of how to formulate and implement surveillance techniques legally and effectively to gather information within various categories of intelligence.

BACHELORS: INT440- Technical Surveillance

Electronic listening devices, surreptitious video cameras, & surveillance carried out via the Internet can provide a wealth of information & create potentially dangerous security breaches. Students learn to describe different methods of technical surveillance & explain their capabilities. They learn to identify signs of their use against a target, & to determine the appropriate countermeasures. We discuss major legal issues involved in technical surveillance and current policy issues related to this subject.

BACHELORS: INT400- Counterintelligence

Introduction to counterintelligence. Counterintelligence is to prevent foreign intelligence operatives from penetrating one’s own security services, a complex task that requires exceptional analytical & human skills. Students learn to distinguish between traditional law enforcement approaches to counterintelligence, focusing more on surveillance & arrest of foreign intelligence operatives, & the subtler and Machiavellian approach geared toward “turning” such operatives into “double agents”.

BACHELORS: INT460- Clandestine & Secure Communications

Introduce the student to basics of encryption and decryption. Topics include the history of cryptology, encryption & decryption methods, key management & security, message handling discipline, signals analysis & traffic analysis. The course covers how to use currently available software to encrypt messages, create digital signatures, verify identities, etc. Steganography, microdots, covert inks & other techniques of hiding messages are included.

BACHELORS: INT315- Open-Source Research

Intro to accessing and analyzing open sources. Open sources include all sources of information that are not subject to secret classification, including newspapers, websites, academic journals, scholarly journalistic books, pamphlets, and broadcasts. Students learn to apply sound research and evaluation to a wide spectrum of source materials, identify and describe their strengths and weaknesses, and interpret the material obtained properly, while keeping potentially large amounts of information organized and accessible

BACHELORS: PHIL400-Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism

This course examines concepts of ethics, morality & integrity, the relevance of those concepts in the specific professions of protection, intelligence & counterterrorism. The course analyzes debates pertaining to terror detainees, renditions, espionage, covert actions & loyalty. Also, duties and responsibilities of other professional ethical codes of conduct. Additionally, students explore various legal aspects of intelligence & the laws & regulations that guide the intelligence community.

All Course Descriptions have been obtained from The NAU Course Descriptions found for each class.

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