INSS Certificate Requirements

To earn the INSS certificate, students must (1) complete 12 hours in required INSS courses, and (2) participate in 20 hours of approved extracurricular campus activities.*

  • (1) Four required courses:

    • POLS 125 Introduction to Intelligence & Statecraft
    • POLS 130 US Intelligence Community
    • POLS 325 Intelligence Analytics
    • POLS 345 Counterintelligence
  • (2) Intelligence community-related experiences
    • Participation in 20 hours of campus activities with an INSS focus, such as lectures, workshops, and other events

* Please note that students earning a certificate not in conjunction with a degree program are not eligible for federal financial aid. For more information, contact