B.A. in Criminal Justice, Crime Analysis Option (2015)

Course Requirements

Requirements (95 - 105 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Students are unable to enroll in the Crime Analysis Option until they have completed the program admission criteria. Students must earn a grade no lower than a C+ (2.3) in the following six (6) courses in order to be admitted into the Crime Analysis option.

  1. CJUS 101. Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
  2. Select one of the following:
    1. GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (5)
    2. IST 280. Information Mapping and Data Visualization (4)
  3. IST 101. Introduction to Information Technology (4)
  4. CJUS 311. Research Methods in Criminal Justice (4)
  5. CJUS 312. Statistics in Criminal Justice (4)
  6. CJUS 320. Theories of Crime and Delinquency (4)

Transfer students who are not bringing in the equivalent coursework, must take these classes prior to being admitted to the Crime Analysis Major Option. Upon successful completion of these program admission requirements, the student’s major will be changed automatically from “Pre-Crime Justice – Crime Analysis Option” to “Criminal Justice - Crime Analysis Option” status.

Upon admission into the crime analysis option, students must select an area of technical proficiency:

  1. Geographic Information Systems
  2. Cyber Security

Then, students may proceed with completing their degree requirements.

Requirements for the B.A. in Criminal Justice- Crime Analysis Option

In addition to the general requirements of the university and the program admissions criteria explained above, students must complete the following courses to graduate from this program option.

Lower-division requirements, prerequisites for upper-division courses (12 units)

  1. CJUS 102. Criminal Law (4)
  2. CJUS 106. Introduction to Criminal Investigation (4)
  3. IST 274. Database and Security Management (4)

Upper-division requirements (41 units)

  1. CJUS 470. Environmental Crime Prevention (4)
  2. CJUS 550. Crime and Intelligence Analysis (5)
  3. CJUS 570. Crime in Public Space (4)
  4. May choose only one (1) of the following courses:
    1. CJUS 575. Internship in Criminal Justice (4)
    2. GEOG 575. Internship in Geography (4)
    3. IST 575. Internship in Information Science Technology (4)
    4. CJUS 595. Independent Study (4)
    5. GEOG 595. Independent Study (4)
    6. IST 595. Independent Study (4)
  5. Twelve elective units from either one (1) or two (2) of the following categories:

A. Criminal Networks

  • MATH 272. Discrete Mathematics (4)
  • CJUS 571. Advanced Network Analysis (4)
  • CJUS 453. Gangs (4)
  • GEOG 305. Geographic Statistics and Research Methods (4)
  • CJUS 554. Terrorism (4)
  • CJUS 555. Homeland Security (4)
  • CJUS 590. Topics in Criminal Justice (4)

B. Urban Planning/ Law Enforcement

  • GEOG 307. Transportation Issues and Development (4)
  • GEOG 390. Selected Topics in Geography (4)
  • GEOG 415. Urban Planning and Land Development (4)
  • CJUS 340. Police and Police Systems (4)
  • CJUS 455. Forensic Profiling (4)
  • CJUS 504. Criminal Procedure (4)

C. National Security Issues

  • PSCI 484. National Security Policy (4)
  • HIST 556. Foreign Relations of the United States (4)
  • PSCI 540. Seminar in Comparative Politics (4)
  • PSCI 581. Political Economy of Russia (4)
  • PSCI 590. Seminar in International Relations (4)
  • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)

D. Forensic Analysis or Corporate Crime

  • ACCT 211. Introductory Accounting I (4)
  • ACCT 212. Introductory Accounting II (4)
  • GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
  • CJUS 452. Occupational and Corporate (4)
  • CJUS 556. Organized Crime (4)

Note: If not already used a major requirement, the internship (CJUS 575, GEOG 575 or IST 575) or independent study (CJUS 595, GEOG 595, or IST 595) could be used as electives.

Note: Students transferring from community colleges may substitute a maximum of 12 lower-division units selected from administration of justice, geography, or political science courses toward the electives category.

Technical Proficiency Requirement (37 - 39 units)

Select one (1) area of proficiency, Geographic Information Systems or Cyber Security. Complete all required and elective courses.

Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems

  1. GEOG 100. Introduction to Human Geography (4)*
  2. GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)*
  3. GEOG 201. Map Interpretation (4)
  4. GEOG 306. Remote Sensing of Environment (4)
  5. GEOG 308. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (5)
  6. GEOG 315. Spatial Analysis (4)
  7. GEOG 402. Geographic Information Systems Applications (5)
  8. GEOG 406. Digital Image Processing (4)
  9. Select 4 units minimum from the following:
    GEOG 575. Internship in Geography (4)
    GEOG 312. Geography of the Developing World (4)
    GEOG 341. Military Geography (4)
    GEOG 304. Field Methods in Geography (4)
    GEOG 305. Geographic Statistics and Research Methods (4)

Proficiency in Cyber Security

  1. GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)*
  2. IST 275. Information Networking and Security (4)
  3. GEOG 306. Remote Sensing (4)
  4. IST 372. Information Technology (4)
  5. IST 410. Information Systems Security Professionals (4)
  6. IST 415. Security Systems Management (4)
  7. IST 511. Cyber Defense (4)
  8. IST 525. Computer Forensics (4)
  9. Select 4 units minimum from the following:
    IST 575. Internship in Information Systems and Technology*
    IST 276. Systems Analysis and Design (4)
    IST 282. Business Systems I (4)
    IST 474. Advanced Data Base Management and Information Assurance (4)
    IST 475. Advanced Networking and Security (4)

Note: * If not used previously to satisfy general elective requirements, these courses are to be taken as part of the technical proficiency.

Note: Technical proficiency options have additional requirements if you desire to obtain professional certifications. Consult the relevant department.