The crime analysis minor exposes students to spatial data analysis, crime mapping, ArcGIS, and criminal evidence and investigation, and other related topics.

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A minor in crime analysis complements majors such as business, psychology, computer science, information science and technology, accounting, environmental science, political science, sociology, social work, geography, urban studies, applied computing, applied mathematics and public health.

There is a demand for crime analysts and criminal intelligence analysts at local, state and federal levels.

Current UWM students who are not criminal justice and criminology majors are eligible to enroll in the program. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken as a UWM student.

What Can I Do With a Minor in Crime Analysis?

  1. Crime analysis units need a strong IT department to support their functions, meaning that students with IT and computer science backgrounds can demonstrate their understanding of IT needs in those settings.
  2. In many agencies, resources are slim and crime analysts serve in IT roles, too. An IT major with expertise in data management and a minor in crime analysis could be a perfect fit for some of the same jobs that criminal justice and criminology majors apply for.
Required CoursesCredits
CRM JST 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRM JST 480: Criminal Evidence and Investigation3
CRM JST 510: Introduction to Crime Analysis3
CRM JST 520: Analysis Oriented Technology; Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS3
CRM JST 530: Data-Driven Policing3
CRM JST 311: Field Experience Practicum3
Total Credits18
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