Undergraduate Certificate in Scenarios, Models, and Military Games

The Certificate in Scenarios, Models, and Military Games gives students a grounding in the use of scenarios, models, and gaming in the analysis of national security issues. Courses provide a broad overview of the relationship between technology and military operations. The additional courses build upon that and teach students to apply advanced computational and analytic methods to national security issues.


  • 12 hours of coursework in International Affairs and City Planning, as indicated below.
  • Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy core areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a certificate.
  • A course may not be counted toward more than one minor and/or certificate.
  • All courses for the certificate must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and a grade of C or better is required in each course counted toward the certificate.
  • No more than six credits of special topics (4803) and three credits of special problems (4903) may be used towards the certificate.
  • To receive the Certificate in Scenarios, Models and Military Games, the student must complete all requirements for a bachelor's degree at Georgia Tech.

Certificate Details

Courses that Qualify for the Certificate:

It is suggested that students take their chosen courses in the following order:

  1. Take one of the following:
    • INTA 4011 Technology and Military Organization
    • INTA 4016 Strategy and Arms Control
    • INTA 4803 War in the 20th Century, to read INTA 3012 - War in the 20th Century
  2. Take the following:
    • CP 4510 Introduction to GIS
  3. Take one of the following two courses:
    • INTA 4014 Scenario Writing and Path Gaming
    • INTA 3111 United States Foreign and Security Strategy
  4. Take the following:
    • INTA 4742/CX 4232 Modeling, Simulation, and Military Gaming