Become a Crime Analyst with Utica College’s New 100% Online BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis Program

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Lower crime rates and catch criminals: no physical contact required. Utica College now offers a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis that prepares graduates to step into new law enforcement roles ready to use evidence-based strategies, technology, and advanced knowledge of criminal justice to predict and solve crimes, track criminals and lower crime rates, without ever having to carry a gun or physically chase down a criminal.

Utica College is proud to be one of the first in the country to offer a degree that delivers the specific hybrid skill-set and knowledge needed to work in the rapidly expanding field of criminal intelligence analysis. "Our specialized intelligence degree combines advanced knowledge of criminal behavior with razor-sharp skills in criminal data analysis and gives graduates the experience they need to work as a crime analyst right out of school.” — William Virkler, Associate Dean, School of Justice Studies; Program Director Criminal Justice and Criminal Intelligence Analysis.

The 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis (BS CIA) serves as yet another proof point of how technology acts as a catalyst to change policies and procedures regarding handling data, which leads to new and expanded roles and specializations across every industry, including criminal justice.

The Hybrid Role of the Crime Analyst
The 21st century approach to policing involves heavy analysis of crime patterns, evidence-based strategies and data-driven solutions to lower the rate of physical crimes — like gun, gang and drug activities — by utilizing the hybrid knowledge and skills of a crime analyst.

Combining knowledge in criminal justice, data analysis, and IT, utilizing techniques like crime mapping, tracking shots fired, GIS technology, and skills in tracing social media, communication, and presentation, crime analysts uncover patterns of crime and present solutions to:

  • Predict and stop physical criminal activity
  • Guide public policy to permanently reduce crime rates
  • Solve critical cases
  • Put violent offenders behind bars
  • Improve the use of police resources

Qualifications for a Crime Analyst
Criminal intelligence analysts have a bachelor’s degree at a minimum. As this new role emerged, hiring managers in law enforcement, fusion centers, national government, and private companies looked for backgrounds in statistics, criminal justice, data analysis, and IT to fill crime intelligence roles. Now that the position is established, the expectations for even entry-level positions is more demanding. Not only do crime analysts need experience in all these areas, they also must have the skill to present and communicate the importance of stats so they’re understood by communities as well as those in command.

The 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis degree at Utica College delivers a real-world curriculum filled with key insights from faculty who are experts in their field. Graduates develop the critical hybrid skill set and experience necessary to step into roles right out of college.

Prepare for Crime Analyst Certification
The BS CIA helps prepare students to take the Certified Crime Analyst exam in New York State and the certification from the International Association of Criminal Intelligence Analysts (IACI) to serve as a further proof point to their credentials.

Learn More About the Program
To learn more about the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis at Utica college, you can visit, or call toll free at 866.295.3106 or at 315.732.2640.

About Utica College
Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 31 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

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