Intelligence and Information Operations
Bachelor of Applied Science
Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence
- U.S. News & World Report, 2021
College of Applied Science and Technology
Develop the core skills necessary to meet the United States’ National Security imperatives through increased educational, cultural and experiential opportunities within the Intelligence Community.
Enhance your critical, analytical and cultural skills with a challenging and practical curriculum led by world class faculty and practiced intelligence experts. Dive into unique scholarship, language and overseas cultural immersion opportunities and exclusive internship and career placement assistance. You may also choose to participate in intimate networking sessions with leaders and practitioners of the United States IC and professional development summits.
The Intelligence and Information Operations curriculum includes both offensive and defensive Intelligence & Information Operations content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment. As a result, you will have extensive hands-on experience to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after you graduate.
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) designation demonstrates that Arizona's Intelligence program meets the most demanding requirements and prepares our graduates for successful careers within the US Intelligence Community.
Choose from three IC-CAE designated degree tracks: Operational Intelligence, Information Warfare and Law Enforcement Intelligence.
Eligibility: This degree is designed for students transferring approximately 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution. During the application process, you will be required to submit a resume and goal statement. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact email@example.com or 520-621-0898 for a referral.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Intelligence and Information Operations will build core skills, including:
- Analytical thinking
- Strategic foresight & planning
- Intelligence & information collection
- Decision support
- Interagency collaboration
- Cyber threat intelligence
- National security support
- Intelligence analysis
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OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE EMPHASIS
The Operational Intelligence track is a defense-focused intelligence collection, synchronization and analysis program that prepares graduates for immediate employment within the Intelligence Community.
INFORMATION WARFARE EMPHASIS
The Information Warfare track is focused on both offensive and defensive Information Operations. This track provides graduates with the skills necessary to detect, protect and craft advanced information operation campaigns.
LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE EMPHASIS
The Law Enforcement Intelligence track is focused on Intelligence-driven policing, forensic analysis and information sharing. The Law Enforcement Intelligence track conforms to major Federal, State and Local law enforcement agency academic requirements.