Jul 01, 2022
This concentration provides students with an in-depth and deeper understanding of how data is used to address issues related to crime and the criminal justice system. Students seeking to earn the B.A .in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Crime Analytics must complete 15 credit hours in analytically based courses.
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses: Completion of the below courses with a grade of C or above in each course. Students are allowed no more than two attempts at all core classes required to be admitted to the major (grades of D, F, and W all count as attempts).
- Declaration of Major: Current UNC Charlotte students interested in becoming a Criminal Justice major should refer to the Criminal Justice website for specific instructions.
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses: Transfer students from a North Carolina community college can receive credit for the following courses. Transfer credit will only be awarded for courses completed with a grade of C or above.
- Other: Transfer students who have an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice receive General Education exemption and may be awarded up to 15 credit hours for criminal justice coursework completed with a grade of C or above. Transfer courses from four-year institutions or out-of-state community colleges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
A Major in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Crime Analytics requires 40 credit hours of coursework; 15 of which must be taken from the Crime Analytics concentration elective courses.
Major Courses (40 credit hours)
Foundation Courses (10 credit hours)
Statistics Course (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Concentration Courses (15 credit hours)
Select five of the following:
Major Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
Select four of the following not already taken:
- CJUS 2320 - Introduction to Courts (3)
- CJUS 2350 - Introduction to Corrections (3)
- CJUS 2360 - Ethics and the Criminal Justice System (3)
- CJUS 2361 - Juvenile Justice (3)
- CJUS 2380 - Introduction to Law Enforcement (3)
- CJUS 3000 - Topics in Criminal Justice (3)
- CJUS 3320 - Criminal Justice and the Law (3)
- CJUS 3321 - Criminal Procedure (3)
- CJUS 3322 - Juvenile Law (3)
- CJUS 3323 - Correctional Law (3)
- CJUS 3340 - The Juvenile Offender (3)
- CJUS 3341 - The Criminal Offender (3)
- CJUS 3351 - Community Corrections (3)
- CJUS 3352 - Institutional Corrections (3)
- CJUS 3353 - Juvenile Corrections (3)
- CJUS 3354 - Punishment and Freedom (3)
- CJUS 3360 - Criminal Justice Learning Community I (3) (W)
- CJUS 3361 - Criminal Justice Learning Community II (3) (O)
- CJUS 3362 - Famous Criminal Trials of the Twentieth Century (3)
- CJUS 3363 - Mediation and Conflict Resolution (3) (O)
- CJUS 3364 - The Administration of Criminal Justice (3) (O,W)
- CJUS 3365 - Interviewing in Criminal Justice (3) (O)
- CJUS 3366 - Domestic Violence (3)
- CJUS 3367 - Problems and Decisions in Criminal Justice (3) (W)
- CJUS 3380 - Law Enforcement Behavioral Systems (3)
- CJUS 3381 - Security and Loss Prevention (3)
- CJUS 3382 - Community-Oriented Policing and Problem-Solving (3)
- CJUS 3400 - Criminal Justice Internship (1 to 6)
- CJUS 3800 - Directed Individual Study (1 to 3)
- CJUS 4000 - Topics in Criminal Justice (1 to 6)
- CJUS 4320 - Evidence (3) (O,W)
- CJUS 4340 - Seminar on Sexual Assault (3) (O)
- CJUS 4350 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System (3) (O)
- CJUS 4351 - Violence and the Violent Offender (3)
- CJUS 4360 - Drugs, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System (3)
- CJUS 4361 - International Criminal Justice (3)
- CJUS 4362 - Computer Crime (3)
- CJUS 4363 - Gender, Race, and Justice (3) (O)
- CJUS 4364 - Elders and the Criminal Justice System (3)
- CJUS 4370 - Data Analytics and Crime (3) (W)
- CJUS 4371 - Criminal Data Sources, Data Management, and Cleaning (3) (W)
- CJUS 4372 - Drug Analytics (3) (W)
- CJUS 4373 - Intelligence Analysis and Security Analytics (3) (W)
- CJUS 4374 - Geospatial Analytics and Crime (3) (W)
- CJUS 4375 - Community-Oriented Policing, Problem-Solving, and Crime Analysis (3) (W)
- CJUS 4376 - Social Network Analysis (3) (W)
- CJUS 4377 - Crime Measurement and Data Visualization (3) (W)
- CJUS 4400 - Research Practicum (3)
- CJUS 4700 - Honors Capstone Project in Criminal Justice (3)
- SPAN 2211 - Spanish for Criminal Justice Professionals (3)
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
For details about the Honors Program in Criminal Justice, visit the program page .
While not required, students are encouraged to participate in internship programs available through the department. Internships provide opportunities to combine theory and practice in a realistic setting, and to make more judicious career decisions.