The online Criminal Intelligence Analysis (CIA) B.S. prepares students for successful careers in the data-driven, evidence-based field of criminal justice. Criminal intelligence involves the analysis and presentation of crime data with the intent of guiding decision making and public policy. This Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP), impacts all aspects of law enforcement, from patrol to investigations.


Total credits required for the degree: 120

The online BS in Criminal Intelligence Analysis is a baccalaureate completer program, which means you must have attended a regionally-accredited institution and hold an Associate's degree, or have earned a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college or university prior to enrolling in the program.

Most students will earn their BS CIA in two years or less.


Program Benefits

The Online BS CIA program prepares students who have a passion for law enforcement but do not desire to be a traditional police officer, to compete and excel in the contemporary crime-control job market. Students gain skills in crime mapping, tactical crime analysis, criminal investigative analysis, and geographic profiling and learn how to:

  • Analyze Quantitative and Qualitative evidence pertaining to crime
  • Locate, assess, analyze, and present data;
  • Use technology effectively - a series of hands-on courses prepare students to use social networking, geospatial, and other data analysis tools.
  • Employ critical thinking skills and effective communication


Preparation for Industry Certifications

  • Completing your online criminal intelligence analyst degree helps prepare students for the Certified Crime Analyst exam in NY.
  • Also builds the foundation in education and work experience you need to become a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst through the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
  • Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA) through the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts.


Career Outlook

Graduates will possess a competitive advantage due to the data-heavy curricular components that are strongly tied to a variety of realistic career paths that are increasingly in demand.

  • About 25% of law enforcement agencies are supported by dedicated crime analysts and this number is growing
  • There are now 14 NYS Crime Analysis Centers in New York State alone.


Admission Criteria

  • Must have attended a regionally-accredited institution and hold an Associate's degree, or have earned a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college or university prior to enrolling in the program.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Transcript, Resume
Program taught in:
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