Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Explore expertly crafted coursework from multiple disciplines. This 121 total credit curriculum includes a specialized combination of courses from our nationally recognized cybersecurity and criminal justice programs.

You’ll complete or transfer in core coursework requirements (34-55 credits) in Math, English, Foreign Language, Quantitative Reasoning, Written & Oral Communication, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. You’ll also complete major course requirements (39 credits), professional development courses (6-9 credits), major related course requirements (12 credits), and sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree. At least 60 credit hours of the 121 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences.

Completion of this coursework supports your preparation for the Certified Crime Analyst exam in New York. You'll also possess the competencies you need 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.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions as written in the Utica College Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Major Course Requirements Total Hours:

CRJ 101 Seminar in Justice StudiesCredit Hours: 1

Explore criminological research methods and APA, and learn basic research and writing principles as they apply to Justice Studies as a field of study.

CRJ 103 Introduction to Criminal JusticeCredit Hours: 3

Explore the history, theory, and structure of the criminal justice system. This course emphasizes substantive and procedural criminal law with additional examination of police, prosecution, defense, courts, and institutional and community corrections, as well as the juvenile justice subsystem.

CRJ 208 Ethics in Criminal JusticeCredit Hours: 3

Explore the role of ethics in the operation of the criminal justice system, and take a close look at how to use critical thinking to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas associated with crime control.

CRJ 212 Policing Theory and PracticeCredit Hours: 3

Examine the role of police in American society. You'll explore the nature of police subculture, professionalism, personnel selection, unionism, and operational trends.

CRJ 222 Criminal Justice CommunicationsCredit Hours: 3

Review the ethics, professionalism, and critical thinking involved in the criminal justice communication process. Gain an understanding of how research, writing, and oral and visual communication skills are related to criminal justice.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103

CYB 228 Cyber Technologies for Criminal JusticeCredit Hours: 3

Explore concepts related to the influence of cyber technologies on the modern criminal justice organization. Examine topics ranging from information technology, social networking, and cloud computing to cybersecurity and cryptography. You'll also review data hiding, anonymity, and surveillance.

CRJ 307 Homeland Security and CounterterrorismCredit Hours: 3

Examine America's critical infrastructures and how to safeguard and manage them when under threat. You'll explore key asset identification, threat and vulnerability analysis, risk assessment and management, and crisis and consequence management. Study defense, government-wide and non-government information systems, and the importance of strategic contingency planning, systems integration, and information sharing.

CRJ 313 Corruption and Organized CrimeCredit Hours: 3

Learn about the development of organized crime in the United States and its impact on social, economic, and political institutions. You'll examine the role of corruption as a facilitator of crime.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or equivalent

CRJ 314 Modern Techniques in Crime InvestigationCredit Hours: 3

Study the theory and practice of modern investigation methods for public and private sector agencies. Learn about the techniques and procedures for evidence collection, preservation, and presentation. Become acquainted with investigation resources, including crime laboratories and databases.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or equivalent

CRJ 327 Assessing Evidence in Criminal JusticeCredit Hours: 3

Learn how evidence is used and understood differently in the practice of criminal justice versus the study of it. You'll examine the purpose, role, uses, sources, and credibility of evidence in practice and theory. Consider what evidence is and is not, the types of questions for which evidence is needed, and the complementary roles of evidence and logic in answering criminal justice questions. Learn how to be a critical consumer of criminal justice claims and how evidence is used in criminological research.

CRJ 334 Economic Crime InvestigationCredit Hours: 3

This examination of white-collar crime in the United States emphasizes investigatory techniques related to these types of crime.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or equivalent

CYB 355 Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics ICredit Hours: 3

Explore computer forensic principles including operating system concepts, registry structures, file system concepts, boot process, and file operations. In addition, learn about intrusion detection methodologies, tools, and approaches to incident response.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 and CYB 228

CRJ 358 Introduction to Intelligence StudiesCredit Hours: 3

Discover the foundational aspects of intelligence studies. You'll learn about collection and analysis of intelligence information from the perspective of national security, law enforcement, and business.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103

CRJ 384 Data Analysis in Criminal JusticeCredit Hours: 3

Learn to conduct computer analysis of criminological data and descriptive and inferential statistics. You'll also examine basic procedures for hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis, and analysis of categorical and continuous variables.

Major Related Course Requirements Total Hours:

PSY/SOC 211 Statistics in the Behavioral SciencesCredit Hours: 3

Learn to apply statistical methods in psychological research. You'll gain an understanding of descriptive statistics, tests of significance, correlation, simple analysis of variance, chi-square, and some nonparametric methods.

Students cannot also take ECN 241, MAT 112 for credit towards Core Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning.

Prerequisite: Core Component I Mathematics

ECN 241 StatisticsCredit Hours: 3

Gain an understanding of how to apply statistical methods to management and economics. Learn about descriptive statistics, probability, normal curve, sampling, confidence, and regression.

Prerequisites: Completion of mathematics and computer requirements in component one of core.

Students may not also take Psychology/Sociology 211 or Mathematics 112 for credit toward Core Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning.

MAT 112 Basic StatisticsCredit Hours: 3

Explore statistical competencies as a non-mathematics major. You'll explore probability theory topics, binomial distribution, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency, and hypothesis testing. Additionally, you'll learn about confidence intervals, correlation, and prediction.

Prerequisites: MAT 100, or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by mathematics department, or permission of instructor

Students may not also take PSY 211, ECN 241, or SOC 211 for credit toward Core Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning

SOC 274 CriminologyCredit Hours: 3

Examine crime as a form of deviant behavior and its relationship to social values and social structure. You'll also explore types of criminal behavior, theories of treatment and control, correctional methods, and the administration of criminal justice.

JLM 371 Data and StoryCredit Hours: 3

Explore the concept of data journalism and make the connection between computational outputs, social media, and multiplatform storytelling. You'll study concepts, tools, and techniques before embarking on a series of story- and information-gathering tasks in the greater Utica area. You'll use data and written, aural, or visual storytelling to explore larger regional questions.

SOC 376 Criminological Research MethodsCredit Hours: 3

Gain an understanding of quantitative methods and their application in crime study. Through the analysis of scientific journals, you'll test hypotheses and evaluate policy, in addition to exploring computer applications in processing data and data analysis.

Prerequisites: SOC 274 and SOC 211 /PSY 211 or MAT 112.

Professional Development Total Hours:

CRJ 461 Proseminar in Justice StudiesCredit Hours: 3

This capstone experience will integrate what you've learned in previous classes with a critical analysis of current research literature. You'll develop action projects with fellow seminar members focused on selected topics of current interest.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

CRJ 470 Criminal Justice - InternshipCredit Hours: 6

Gain field experience by joining the staff of a criminal justice agency under co-supervision of school faculty and agency personnel. Your hands-on field experience will be combined with weekly readings, online discussions, and writing assignments designed to pair theory with professional practice.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

CRJ 475 Senior ProjectCredit Hours: 3

Consult with a faculty supervisor to select a policy issue and conduct senior-level research.

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor

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