Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Program Overview

Help lower crime rates and catch criminals—no contact required.

In less than a decade, technology has radically changed law enforcement operations. There has been a surge of growth in crime analysis centers and the addition of non-traditional, investigative roles in larger police departments, including crime analysts.

In less than a decade, technology has radically changed law enforcement operations. There has been a surge of growth in crime analysis centers and the addition of non-traditional, investigative roles in larger police departments, including crime analysts.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

121

Cost Per Credit

$475

Time to Complete

4–6 years

 
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          Earn Up to $105,000

          In our online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis program, you'll learn to analyze crime patterns and find data-driven ways to lower the rate of violent crimes—like gun, gang, and drug activities—without ever having to carry a gun or physically chase down a criminal.

          By choosing one of the first specialized online intelligence degree programs in the country—one that combines advanced knowledge of criminal behavior with razor-sharp skills in criminal data analysis—you'll be prepared to pursue crime analyst certification and take your career in criminal justice to the next level.

          Career Outlook

          In 2017, Detectives and Criminal Investigators (including Intelligence Analysts) earned a median salary of $79,970, with the top 10 percent earning up to $105,230. As more data and technology are introduced into the law enforcement process, job growth is projected to continue at a steady pace of 7 percent through 2026.1

          When you graduate with the B.S. in Criminal Intelligence Analysis, you'll possess the skills and experience you need to pursue positions like Intelligence Analyst, Strategic Analyst, Tactical Analyst, and more. You'll have expertise ranging from the development of specific operations to the cost-benefit analysis of crime-reduction projects.

          These roles provide law enforcement agencies with the information they need to create safer communities and function at peak efficiency.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: 121 Total Credits

          Develop the skills you need to succeed in criminal intelligence analysis. You'll learn to connect blended skills such as criminal subject-matter expertise, analytic methodologies, information handling and processing, and more. You'll graduate ready to lower crime rates and stop offenders using data analysis and research to uncover criminal patterns.

          This coursework is also designed to help prepare you for the Certified Crime Analyst exam in New York, in addition to providing you with the skills to become a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst through the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) or a Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA) through the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: 121 Total Credits

          Develop the skills you need to succeed in criminal intelligence analysis. You'll learn to connect blended skills such as criminal subject-matter expertise, analytic methodologies, information handling and processing, and more. You'll graduate ready to lower crime rates and stop offenders using data analysis and research to uncover criminal patterns.

          This coursework is also designed to help prepare you for the Certified Crime Analyst exam in New York, in addition to providing you with the skills to become a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst through the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) or a Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA) through the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          Our B.S. in Criminal Intelligence Analysis now accepts applications from first-time freshmen, as well as students with some college credit. Provide the following with your application:

          • Completed application
          • Résumé
          • Personal Statement
          • Letter of Recommendation
          • Official transcript
            • Official final high school transcripts (with graduation date) are required for all undergraduate students.
            • If you are entering with an associate degree or transferring a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college, your general educational requirements are considered complete.
          • SAT or ACT for first-time freshmen if you’d like these to be considered

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This program costs $475 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Learn From Leading Experts

          Gain in-depth industry insight directly from professionals leading in their fields. The B.S. in Criminal Intelligence Analysis program is taught out of the same School of Business and Justice Studies as—and features coursework from—Utica College's cybersecurity and criminal justice programs, which are nationally recognized for excellence by the country's leading law enforcement and cybersecurity organizations:

          In this online program, you'll gain a mastery of 21st-century criminal intelligence analyst skills —learning from faculty who have made major contributions to this field—all without having to leave your home or your current job.

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          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          With our generous transfer policy, most students complete this program in less than 3.5 years. We've designed our programs to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, students are expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. The length of time students take to complete the 121 credit hours required to earn the degree, depends on the number of credits transferred in, as well as other factors such as credit load each semester. Students may be able to take more classes per semester with permission from the Program Director.

          Utica College is uniquely equipped to offer this degree due to our nationally recognized cybersecurity and criminal justice programs. The B.S. CIA shares coursework with both of these programs and is taught by faculty who have made extensive contributions to their fields.

          You'll graduate with a comprehensive blend of skills in data analysis, criminal justice, cybersecurity, and more.

           

          First-time freshmen, as well as students with some college credit are eligible to enroll in the online BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis program. Admission Requirements include completing the online application and submitting all of the documentation to complete your file by the application deadline.

          To learn more about additional requirements, visit our admission requirements page.

          There is no required campus visit or residency. You can complete the degree 100 percent online.

          An internship is typically part of the capstone element of this program, though not technically required for online students.

          In the B.S. CIA, an internship can be extremely beneficial, as it allows you to practice and apply all you've learned throughout the program, delivering valuable work experience to build your qualifications and résumé.

          Where internships are not possible, a senior project that focuses on creative research projects with real-time crime data will provide the work samples you need to showcase your understanding of the field.

          There are core and major-related required courses in the B.S. in Criminal Intelligence Analysis program, as well as up to 29 credits of college electives to customize the program to meet your goals. For full coursework details, visit our curriculum page.

          SOURCES:

          1Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017 May). Occupational Outlook Handbook: Police and Detectives. Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm.