The online intelligence analyst courses pull from several disciplines — journalism, criminal justice, cybersecurity and data analysis — to provide the hybrid skill set you need to work in law enforcement and fusion centers across the U.S.
The BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis includes 61 credits in courses that give you the knowledge to succeed in a crime analyst role. They are:
CRJ 101 - Seminar in Justice Studies (1 Credit)
Learn research and writing principles, including the introduction to criminological research methods and APA style, as they apply to the field of justice studies.
CRJ 103 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Study history, theory, and structure of the criminal justice system emphasizing substantive and procedural criminal law; police, prosecution, defense, courts, and institutional and community corrections; and juvenile justice subsystem.
CRJ 208 - Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Explore the role of ethics in the operation of the criminal justice system, focusing on how to use critical thinking to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas associated with crime control.
CRJ 212 - Policing Theory and Practice (3 Credits)
Discover the role of police in American society and addresses the nature of the police subculture, professionalism, personnel selection, unionism, and operational trends.
CRJ 222 - Criminal Justice Communications (3 Credits)
Incorporate ethics, professionalism, critical thinking into research, writing, oral and visual communication.
CYB 228 - Cyber Technology for Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Study the influence of cyber technologies in the modern criminal justice system.
CRJ 307 - Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (3 Credits)
Learn to safeguard and manage America’s critical infrastructures when under attack. Special emphasis is placed on strategic contingency planning, systems integration, and information/intelligence sharing.
CRJ 313 - Corruption and Organized Crime (3 Credits)
Discover the impact of organized crime on social, economic, and political institutions with a special focus on street gangs. Learn how daily activity is monitored in detail by local crime analysts and the importance of tracking shots fired and crime mapping.
CRJ 314 - Modern Techniques of Crime Investigation (3 Credits)
Learn the differences in theory and practice of today’s investigation methods for public and private sector agencies and how to collect, preserve and present evidence.
CRJ 327 - Assessing Evidence in Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Focus on how evidence is used in criminal justice as well as in criminological research. Address what evidence is, and is not. Learn the types of questions for which evidence is needed, and how the complementary roles of evidence and logic answer research questions and claims.
CRJ 334 - Economic Crime Investigation (3 Credits)
Learn the investigative techniques related to white-collar fraud and financial crimes.
CRJ 355 - Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics (3 Credits)
Study intrusion detection methodologies, tools and approaches to incidence response; and computer forensic principles including: operating system concepts, registry structures, file system concepts, boot processes, and file operations.
CRJ 358 - Introduction to Intelligence Studies (3 Credits)
Gain exposure to foundational aspects of intelligence studies, including collection and analysis of intelligence information from the perspectives of national security, law enforcement, and business.
CRJ 384 - Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
Focuses on the computer analysis of criminological data and descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic procedures for hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis, and analysis of categorical and continuous variables.
CRJ 461 - Proseminar in Justice Studies (3 Credits)
With the permission of your instructor, you’ll integrate your previous learning to conduct a critical analysis of current research literature and development of action projects by seminar members.
ECN 241 - Statistics (3 Credits)
Apply descriptive statistics — probability, normal curve, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression — to management and economics
PSY/SOC 211 - Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)
Apply descriptive statistics, tests of significance, correlation, simple analysis of variance, chi-square, and some nonparametric methods to psychological/sociological research.
MAT 112 - Basic Statistics (3 Credits)
Learn probability theory, binomial distribution, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, and prediction
SOC 274 - Criminology (3 Credits)
You’ll learn about crime as a form of deviant behavior, its relation to social values and social structure, types of criminal behavior, theories of treatment and control, correctional methods, and the administration of justice.
SOC 376 - Criminological Research Methods (3 Credits)
Attack research options from all angles: studies in scientific journals, applied quantitative methods, hypothesis testing and policy evaluations in addition to an introduction to computer applications in data entry and analysis.
JLM 371 - Data and Story (3 Credits)
Make the connection between computational outputs, social media, and multiplatform storytelling and use data and written, aural, and visual storytelling to explore the concept of data journalism.
CRJ 470 - Internship (6 Credits)
Work a minimum 240 hours at an appropriate internship site, which must be approved by the program director. This course is writing intensive as described by and required by the College. The professor and syllabus will outline all written requirements.
CRJ 475 - Senior Project (3 Credits)
You’ll complete a senior level research project on a policy issue approved by the course professor.
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