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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Basic Intelligence and Threat Analysis Course (BITAC)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Basic Intelligence and Threat Analysis Course - Mobile (BITAC-Mobile)

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 12 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered traditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing the following program:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the Basic Intelligence and Threat Analysis Course (BITAC) or the Basic Intelligence and Threat Analysis Course - Mobile (BITAC-Mobile) through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed BITAC or BITAC-Mobile through DHS after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their DHS certificate for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their BITAC or BITAC-Mobile certificate of completion from DHS along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

APUS Transfer Credit RecommendationAPUS SH
HLSS320 - Intelligence and Homeland Security3 SH
INTL303 - Introduction to Intelligence3 SH

OMNI399 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the program below)

  • BA Intelligence Studies
6 SH

Omnibus credit is transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major/Concentration requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course. Students for whom this credit does not directly apply may have the same number of semester hours applied as Elective credit depending on their specific program requirements.

Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.