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Earn Your BA in Intelligence Studies Online

Threats to the security of states, institutions, property, and people persist, necessitating a knowledgeable, analytic approach to thwart malicious activity. A bachelor’s degree in intelligence studies from American Military University (AMU) provides you with a strong foundation in intelligence gathering, analysis, and operations, preparing you for the complexities of the U.S. intelligence community, as well as security and corporate intelligence sectors.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From AMU

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

AMU’s program examines intelligence collection, law and ethics, critical analysis, threat analysis, and foreign intelligence. You will learn to understand the distinctions of diverse areas of intelligence: Human (HUMINT), geospatial (GEOINT), technical (TECHINT), and open-source (OSINT).

Flagship Program

With a long legacy of educating our nation’s military, AMU is a respected educator in the field of intelligence studies. The program’s curriculum has been informed by its faculty’s close ties to intelligence, government, and defense communities.


An extensive array of concentration options allows you to tailor your studies to align with your personal or professional goals.

Expert Insight

Get access to real-world, applicable knowledge, guided by faculty bringing their practical insight from the military, intelligence, defense, and other government agencies, as well as the corporate sector.

Learn With Peers

You will be able to collaborate with fellow students representing the military, government, and the public and commercial sectors, providing rich professional perspective and connections.

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