Intelligence Community Scholars Program

Intelligence Community Scholars Program is part of the California State University Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CSU-ACE). CSU-ACE is a unique consortium of seven CSU campuses throughout southern California. The program is designed to prepare students for possible careers in national security and intelligence through advanced study of national security, intelligence, foreign area studies, language proficiency, geographical expertise, and related competencies. It also serves as a mentoring and networking program for Cal State students.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Please contact the CSUF Program Coordinator, Dr. Valerie O'Regan for more information and for an application at or at 657.278.3468.



Please contact Dr. O'Regan at for advise concerning an appropriate study plan Students must take two of the following core courses:

  • PHIL 105: Critical Thinking
  • HCOM 102 Public Speaking
  • ENG 301: Advanced College Writing


  Students must also take four of the following elective courses:


  • POSC 352: American Foreign Policy
  • POSC 434: Asia-Pacific in World Affairs
  • POSC 437: Latin American Politics
  • POSC 438: Western European Politics
  • POSC 451T: Problems in International Politics
  • POSC 451T: The National Security Establishment
  • CRJU 462: Crime Analysis
  • GEOG 333: Latin America
  • GEOG 340: Asia
  • GEOG 344: Africa
  • GEOG 345: China
  • GEOG 346: The Middle East
  • GEOG 353: Geography of Illegal Drugs
  • GEOG 360: Geography of the World's Economies
  • GEOG 481: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems