Beginning in January 2018, Utica College will offer a new program of study in Criminal Intelligence Analysis (CIA) to prepare students for successful careers in data-driven, evidence-based fields of criminal justice.
Criminal intelligence involves the analysis and presentation of crime data with the intent of guiding decision-making and related public policy. Offered both on ground and online, the CIA bachelor’s degree is designed to produce graduates qualified to work as crime analysts in intelligence analysis positions with local, state, regional, national, and international public and private agencies.
“The face of criminal intelligence gathering is changing rapidly. Modern intelligence analysts provide vital support to law enforcement officials,” said Bill Virkler, professor and associate dean of the business and justice studies program. “At Utica College, we are ahead of the curve. More than 25 percent of law enforcement agencies are supported by crime analysts and this number is growing.”
This new program of study will help students obtain the necessary skills which include subject matter expertise, analytic methodologies, ethics, information handling and processing, communication/presentation of findings, critical thinking, computer literacy, and social media. Jobs such as the CIA, Army, Air Force, district attorneys, and police agencies are just a few of many career sites available upon graduation.
Successful graduates from this program will be able to:
The CIA program is now accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester. For more information, contact Virkler at (315) 223-2559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.