Federal CIP Code Definitions

MILITARY SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL ART.

28.0502
Air and Space Operational Art and Science.

A program that focuses on the principles and art of leading, managing, and conducting air force operations on the ground, in the air, and in space. Includes instruction in leadership, staff operations, principles of command, air and space warfare, expeditionary operations, campaign planning, tactics and strategy. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0503
Military Operational Art and Science/Studies.

A program that focuses on the study of military operational issues and the preparation of field officers for warfighting, leadership, and related capabilities in land and joint operations. Includes instruction in leadership studies, military culture, national security policy, joint campaign planning, strategic estimation, strategic logistics, tactical and strategic doctrine, force capabilities, command and control, intelligence, movement, firepower, attack and defense, multinational issues, space operations, and applications to specific regional and operational issues. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0504
Advanced Military and Operational Studies.

A program that focuses on military operational issues at the theatre and general strategic level, emphasizing both land force operations and joint operations related to peacekeeping, war, and other emergencies. Includes instruction in military theory, military history, national and military strategy, campaign design and planning, senior leadership, theatre operational technologies and communications, civil-military relations, and applications to the study of specific world regions and types of operations. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0505
Naval Science and Operational Studies.

A program that focuses on in-depth professional study of naval warfare and related combined/joint operations at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Includes instruction in maritime security, naval warfighting, naval tactics, naval strategy, operational art, planning and conducting joint operations, command and control, civil-military relations, information networking, leadership, ocean and nearshore operations, and related subjects. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0506
Special, Irregular and Counterterrorist Operations.

A program that focuses on the role and use of special operations forces in the context of low-intensity warfare such as asymmetric warfare and counterterrorism as well as irregular operations in conventional warfare. Includes instruction in special operations doctrine, equipment, support and strategy; the role of civilian leadership and the joint staffs; mission selection and employment; integration with regular forces; civil relations and psychological warfare. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0599
Military Science and Operational Studies, Other.

Any instructional program in military science and operational studies not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0601
Strategic Studies, General.

A program that focuses on coercion theory, defense strategy, warfighting, and strategic operations in the context of joint or combined operations, coalitions, and overall national security. May be offered at the advanced level and in the context of one or more armed forces, and may focus on various scenarios including campaign, theatre, joint, global and advanced strategy. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0602
Military and Strategic Leadership.

A program that focuses on the analysis and systematic study of the intersection between leadership and operational art at the tactical and/or strategic levels. Includes instruction in leadership case studies, the dynamics of battle and associated responsibilities, the use of opportunities and resources, the human and physical dimensions of warfare, the effects of technology and logistics, doctrine, logistics, stress and the legal authority of command. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0603
Military and International Operational Law.

A program that focuses on the international and domestic law applicable to the armed forces, in war and peace. Includes instruction in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, case law and legislation, international law and treaties, warfighting doctrine, leadership and ethics, peacekeeping, and related issues affecting combatants, prisoners, and noncombatants. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0604
Joint Operations Planning and Strategy.

A program that focuses on the principles, operational methods and strategy of planning and conducting joint military operations. Includes instruction in civil-military affairs, effects-based operations, interservice doctrine, force integration and force multipliers, multinational forces, and applications specific to air, army, military, special forces and asymmetric contexts. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0605
Weapons of Mass Destruction.

A program that focuses on the scientific principles, technology, policy issues and operational art required to prevent the spread and combat the effects of weapons of mass destruction, defined as chemical, biological and nuclear devices as well as some conventional weapons. Includes instruction in the scientific foundations of such weaponry, production, weaponization, effects protection and mitigation, state and terrorist threat analysis, and applications to specific weapon types and scenarios. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0699
National Security Policy and Strategy, Other.

Any instructional program in national security policy and strategy not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0701
National Resource Strategy and Policy.

A program that focuses on the application of economics, policy analysis, management and leadership studies to the formulation of national strategy and security policy in the context of the international economy. Includes instruction in military strategy and logistics, strategic leadership, national and international economic policy, national security policy, acquisition and procurement, industry economics and studies of specific regions, industries or issues. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0702
Industry Studies.

A program that focuses on the study of specific industries and economic sectors from domestic and comparative perspectives in order to assess strength, weakness and relationship to national security needs. Includes instruction in resource economics, finance and monetary policy, industrial economics, econometrics and forecasting, labor and organizational studies, technology policy, national security policy, military strategy, acquisition needs assessment, crisis management, international economics and development studies. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0703
Military Installation Management.

A program that focuses on the planning, acquisition and management of military bases, housing, installations and other facilities plus their associated buildings, systems, equipment, staffing and maintenance. Includes instruction in operations management, acquisitions planning, contracts management, building construction, real estate, facilities management, hospitality management, administrative budgeting and finance, personnel supervision and leadership, related regulations and policies, and applications to specific service requirements, operational needs, and types of facilities. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.0799
Military Economics and Management, Other.

Any instructional program in military economics and management not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

28.9999
Military Science, Leadership and Operational Art, Other.

Any instructional program in military science, leadership and operational art not listed above. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

29.0100
Military Technologies.

Deleted

29.0101
Military Technologies.

Deleted, Report under 29.02, 29.03, 29.04

29.0201
Intelligence, General.

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of intelligence acquisition, analysis and exploitation. Includes instruction in intelligence organizations, the intelligence cycle, intelligence operations planning, intelligence analysis and reporting, intelligence methods, electronic and signals intelligence, operations and communications security, human intelligence management, intelligence chain of command, information exploitation and psychological warfare, and the relationship to national security policy and strategy.

29.0202
Strategic Intelligence.

A program that focuses on the management, analysis and use of national-level, theatre-level, and international intelligence and related policy issues. Includes instruction in intelligence organization and management, strategic uses of intelligence, management of intelligence systems and assets, command and control, joint intelligence operations, electronic and signals intelligence, threat assessment and estimation, intelligence analysis and reporting, counterintelligence, and studies of specific regions and situations.

29.0203
Signal/Geospatial Intelligence.

A program that focuses on the theory, technology and operational aspects of collecting, processing and exploiting remote-sensed, radar, acoustic and other forms of signals intelligence. Includes instruction in applied physics, wave propagation and capture, radar systems, acoustics and underwater systems, infrared systems, synthetic aperture systems, collection and processing systems, signal phenomenology, signal analysis and exploitation, and applications to specific intelligence problems.

29.0204
Command & Control (C3, C4I) Systems and Operations.

A program that focuses on the theory, technology and operational use of information and decision systems in support of battlefield, theatre, and global strategic operations. Includes instruction in applied mathematics and statistics, computer systems, real-time analysis and decision systems, surveillance and navigation systems, information and communications technology, information security, situational awareness, system integration, joint operations and applications to specific command problems and services.

29.0205
Information Operations/Joint Information Operations.

A program that focuses on the strategic and operational use of information relative to the support of military and strategic policy and objectives. Includes instruction in information technology, decision theory and applications, military operations, command and control technology, network operations, network systems integration, computer network defense, space communications technology, and applications to specific military operational tasks.

29.0206
Information/Psychological Warfare and Military Media Relations.

A program that focuses on the support of military and strategic operations and policy via the use of information as a tool of statecraft and warfighting. Includes instruction in information technology and systems, information security, command and control, satellite communications, global information dissemination, communications and media management, intelligence, psychological warfare, strategic planning, security policy and doctrine, and applications to specific operations, services, and scenarios.

29.0207
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare.

A program that focuses on the technological and operation aspects of information warfare, including cyber attack and cyber defense. Includes instruction in computer and network security, cryptography, computer forensics, systems security engineering, software applications, threat and vulnerability assessment, wireless networks and satellite communications, tactical and strategic planning, legal and ethical issues, and cyber warfare systems development and acquisition.

29.0299
Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations, Other.

Any instructional program in intelligence, command control and information operations not listed above.

29.0301
Combat Systems Engineering.

A program that focuses on the application of systems engineering and system architecture to the design and construction of modern combat systems and their integration with each other, with host platforms and with other forces into network-centric warfighting systems. Includes instruction in systems engineering, computer programming, chemical systems, biological systems, material systems, human factors, combat environments, sensor systems, threat and system risk assessment, conventional and unconventional weapons, combat simulation, reliability and maintenance, testing, engineering project management, strategic planning and applications to aerospace, ground, and naval combat systems.

29.0302
Directed Energy Systems.

A program that focuses on the study of lasers and other directed energy phenomena and their application to the creation of energy beam weapons systems. Includes instruction in photonics, electro-optics, microwave phenomena, laser chemistry, spectroscopy, chemical lasers, fibre lasers, imaging and optics, laser propagation and control, laser communication, infrared remote sensing, modeling and simulation, and related technologies.

29.0303
Engineering Acoustics.

A program that focuses on the application of acoustics and signals processing to undersea and antisubmarine warfare. Includes instruction in acoustics; electrical engineering; the generation, propagation and reception of underwater sound waves; military applications of underwater sound; and acoustic signal processing.

29.0304
Low-Observables and Stealth Technology.

A program that focuses on the application of electromagnetic field theory, electro-optics and materials science to the reduction of radar, optical and acoustic signatures of weapons systems. Includes instruction in computational electromagnetics, electro-optics, acoustics, guided wave theory, radiation capture, antenna applications in layered environments, material characterization, radar cross-section analysis, sonar signature analysis, non-destructive testing, remote sensing, and applications to specific weapons systems and operational environments.

29.0305
Space Systems Operations.

A program that focuses on the design, development, and operation of missiles, satellites and other space-based systems for military purposes. Includes instruction in the military applications of space, space technology, aerospace engineering, systems architecture, orbital mechanics, launch and retrieval systems, ground support systems, satellite communications, and space-based sensor systems.

29.0306
Operational Oceanography.

A program that focuses on the study of physical oceanography as applied to the naval tactical and strategic environment and the support of military operations. Includes instruction in atmospheric thermodynamics and radiation propagation, air-ocean fluid dynamics, ocean waves, nearshore environments and processes, ocean acoustics, ocean analysis, tactical oceanography, prediction, and related quantitative and experimental methods.

29.0307
Undersea Warfare.

A program that focuses on the principles, engineering design and military concepts that govern the operational employment of underwater sensors and weapons systems. Includes instruction in acoustics, electrical, and mechanical engineering; mathematics; meteorology; oceanography; physics; operations analysis; human factors; computer science; and robotics.

29.0399
Military Applied Sciences, Other.

Any instructional program in military applied sciences not listed above.

29.0401
Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology, and maintenance of ground-based systems and equipments used to support aviation flight operations and space operations. Includes instruction in computer science, electronics, basic sciences and quantitative methods, air conditioning and refrigeration, corrosion control, fluid power, hazardous materials, industrial safety, maintenance management, vehicle and equipment operation, and applications to specific ground support systems.

29.0402
Air and Space Operations Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology and maintenance of systems and equipment used in aerospace operations. Includes instruction in astronomy and astronautics, solid state theory, air and space operations, electronics, computer science, aviation and space flight safety, life support systems, flight operations management systems, programming, propulsion systems, weaponry, maintenance management and applications to specific systems and operations.

29.0403
Aircraft Armament Systems Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology and maintenance of aircraft weapons systems and associated peripherals. Includes instruction in basic science and quantitative methods, computer science, electronics, engineering graphics, fluid power, heavy equipment operation, armament systems, weapon materials and processes, weapon safety, corrosion control, aircraft systems maintenance, and maintenance management.

29.0404
Explosive Ordinance/Bomb Disposal.

A program that focuses on the identification, containment, analysis and neutralization of explosive devices. Includes instruction in nuclear science, computer science, ordinance and bomb systems, electronics, computer science, industrial radiography, non-destructive testing, equipment operation, inventory management, investigative techniques, forensics, schematic interpretation, safety procedures, site containment and emergency medicine.

29.0405
Joint Command/Task Force (C3, C4I) Systems.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology and operational use of command and control (C3, C4I) systems as applied to joint and combined military operations involving unified commands. Includes instruction in information technology, communications systems, network systems and architecture, systems engineering, C3 and C4I doctrine and policy, C3 and C4I systems management, intelligence, operational and strategic planning, interagency operations, operational security and deception.

29.0406
Military Information Systems Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, design and application of computer and networking technology to the military environment. Includes instruction in planning; program development; graphical user interfaces; rapid prototyping; program construction; data types, operations; control flow; arrays; records; file I/O; database access; event-driven OOP structures; and enabling global-networked communications, including databases, systems analysis and design, decision support systems, and network security.

29.0407
Missile and Space Systems Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology and maintenance of rocket systems, guided missiles, and space vehicles as well as related systems. Includes instruction in engineering mechanics, engineering graphics, materials and processes, electronics, propellant and guidance systems, control systems, fluid power, nuclear and conventional weapons systems, hazardous materials, non-destructive inspection and testing, quality assurance, safety procedures and maintenance management.

29.0408
Munitions Systems/Ordinance Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology and maintenance of ground or sea-based weapons systems, ordinance and munitions. Includes instruction in basic sciences, electronics, systems technology, fluid power, computer science, conventional weapons systems, nuclear weapons systems, munitions systems, storage and safety, equipment operation, guidance and control systems, hazardous materials, corrosion control, nondestructive testing and quality control, and maintenance management.

29.0409
Radar Communications and Systems Technology.

A program that focuses on the principles, technology and maintenance of air, sea and ground-based radar systems. Includes instruction in electronic principles and digital techniques, transistors and solid-state component theory, radar systems; maintenance technology, data processing systems, wiring and circuit schematics, maintenance management, safety procedures, and applications to specific systems and services.

29.0499
Military Systems and Maintenance Technology, Other.

Any instructional program in military systems and maintenance technology not listed above.

29.9999
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other.

Any instructional program in military technologies and applied sciences not listed above.

MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

30.0000
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

A program that derives from two or more distinct programs and that is integrated around a unifying theme or topic that cannot be subsumed under a single discipline or occupational field.

30.0101
Biological and Physical Sciences.

A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

30.0501
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

A program that focuses on the origins, resolution and prevention of international and inter-group conflicts. Includes instruction in peace research methods and related social scientific and psychological knowledge bases.

30.0601
Systems Science and Theory.

A program with a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis and solution of complex problems, requiring a combined approach using data and models from the natural, social, technological, behavioral and life sciences, and other specialized fields.

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