The curriculum consists of the following components:
Part A. The Security and Intelligence Core Curriculum (required of all students)
Part B. A Specialization area (Geospatial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Information Analytics, Language + and Open Specialization). Select one specialization area.
Part C. Internship
CINSER's student learning outcomes are based on ODNI's Competency Directives for the Intelligence Workforce and on the International Association for Intelligence Education's Standards for Intelligence Education Undergraduate and Graduate Programs . Students must demonstrate mastery in six Core Competences (CC) and seven Core Intelligence Areas (CA)
CC1: Engagement and Development – Students are
able to recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse collaborative networks. Within these networks, students share
information and knowledge to achieve desired results.
CC2: Critical Thinking – Students are able to use
logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity, judgment, and systematic approaches to
gather, evaluate, and use multiple sources of information to effectively inform
decisions and outcomes.
Personal Leadership and Integrity – Students are expected to demonstrate
personal initiative and innovation, as well as integrity, honesty, openness,
and respect for diversity. In addition,
students are expected to demonstrate selfless service, commitment to excellence,
and courage and conviction to express their professional views.
Accountability for Results – Students are expected to take responsibility for
their work through setting priorities, organizing work, and utilizing time and
resources efficiently and effectively to achieve desired results.
Communication – Students are expected to effectively comprehend and convey
information with and from others through writing, reading, listening, and
verbal and non-verbal behaviors and use a variety of media in communicating and
making presentations appropriate to the audience.
CC6: Technical Expertise – Students are expected to acquire and apply the tradecraft and subject matter knowledge and skills in core areas (CA) to achieve desired results within the field.