Criminal Intelligence Analysis
About This Program
You’re fascinated by the inner workings of the criminal justice system. You want to learn how information from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter can help fight injustice and keep people safe. You’re looking for a career in a fast-growing field that matters. Criminal Intelligence Analysis may be the major for you.
Why Utica College
One of Utica College’s newest majors, Criminal Intelligence Analysis (CIA) 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.
Criminal Intelligence Analysis at Utica
- State & Local Law Enforcement
- Air Force
What You'll Learn
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.
Successful graduates from this program will be able to:
- Apply criminological theories to the explanation and prediction of past, present, and potential future criminal activity.
- Gather, interpret, and analyze data using multiple collection platforms, including social media, and a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches for tactical, strategic, operational, and administrative purposes.
- Present findings and conclusions to law enforcement officials.
- Critically evaluate defensive and offensive counterintelligence tactics for protecting information and intelligence.
- Discuss relevant ethical and legal regulations pertaining to the use of information and intelligence in criminal justice contexts.
A Degree That Works
Careers in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels, such as the CIA, Army, and Air Force, are just a few of many career sites available upon graduation. Graduates may also pursue advanced study in fields such as public administration, criminal justice and criminology, management, and law.
Student Voices: Victoria Montgomery
A brief conversation with Victoria Montgomery '15, a recent graduate of the Economic Crime Investigation major.
Student Voices: Celeste Cook '19
A conversation with Celeste Cook '19, a dual major in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation and Spanish, about industry-experienced professors, real-world learning opportunities, and her plans for the future.
Student Voices: Sydney Turczyn '17
A brief visit with FFCI (ECI) major Sydney Turczyn '17 about her experience as a transfer student, her academic program, her professors, and her plans for studying abroad in South Africa.
Student Voices: Jared Platt
Economic Crime Investigation major Jared Platt discusses his choice to come to Utica College and the growing outlook across the board in his field.