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College graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field can earn a crime analysis certificate. Students entering the crime analysis certificate program will be placed in one of the two tracks (A or B) at the discretion of the criminal justice department chair.

Please apply as a special/non-degree student in order to apply to the certificate program.

Note: This is an undergraduate crime analysis certificate that can be completed after earning a bachelor’s degree. It does not count toward the MS in Criminal Justice crime analytics concentration.

Program Type

Undergraduate Certificate

Program Format

On Campus

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Track A

Students with significant work experience in the field of criminal justice may, at the discretion of the criminal justice department chair, have the Field Experience Practicum (CJ 311) waived. Students seeking placement in this track will need to meet with the criminal justice department chair to discuss this possibility and will be required to provide documentation of work experience.

Track B

Students without criminal justice work experience are required to successfully complete the Field Experience Practicum (CJ 311) in Criminal Justice.


Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CRM JST 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Introduction to Information Science and Technology

Information Technology Ethics
CRM JST 480Criminal Evidence and Investigation3
CRM JST 510Introduction to Crime Analysis3
CRM JST 520Analysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis;
Crime Mapping; ArcGIS
CRM JST 530Data Driven Policing3
CRM JST 311Field Experience Practicum3