Our designation as a Center of Academic Excellence reflects the fact that students at our four universities have access to a remarkable range of courses on intelligence and intelligence related issues. Our Center is centrally managed and close collaboration among faculty members and a number of cross campus programs contribute to the vitality of our intellectual life. Students at each university, however, take courses and pursue degrees through their home institution.
UNC-Chapel Hill: Undergraduates enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill who are interested in intelligence can major in Peace, War, and Defense with a concentration in Intelligence and international Security. Students selecting this concentration can choose from an extensive list of courses, including six focused on intelligence and intelligence analysis.
NC-State University: The intelligence and security program at NCSU is part of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Its focus is on the intersection of science, technology, and intelligence. Undergraduate participants in the TISS IC CAE can take a number of courses on intelligence through the history and political science departments. Graduate students may specialize in intelligence within SPIA’s Master of International Studies program.
North Carolina Central University: Undergraduates at NCCU can participate in its new Security Studies Certificate Program. They can also pursue the independently created Geospatial Intelligence Certificate.
Duke University: Duke does not offer a degree program in intelligence nor does it offer a certificate program, but it does offer a variety of courses on intelligence and courses that provide rigorous training in relevant analytic methodologies. Courses. Students at Duke interested in this field are encouraged to take courses on international security and participate in the extracurricular opportunities offered through the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy.