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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Criminal Justice, Crime Analytics Concentration, B.A.

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.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admissions Requirements



  • See University Admission Requirements  
  • 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.
  • Transfer students who have an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice or who have an A.A. degree 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.

Currently Enrolled Students

  • Declaration of Major:   Current UNC Charlotte students interested in becoming a Criminal Justice major should refer to the Criminal Justice website for specific instructions.

Degree Requirements

A Major in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Crime Analytics requires 40 credit hours of coursework, 12 of which must be taken from the Crime Analytics concentration elective courses.

General Education Courses (31-32 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement 

Major Courses (40 credit hours)

Major Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

Select five of the following not already taken:

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Progression Requirements

To progress from Pre-Criminal Justice status to the Criminal Justice major, a minimum of a C average in all criminal justice coursework and a minimum grade of C in CJUS 1511 , CJUS 1200 , CJUS 2340 , CJUS 2370  (or POLS 2220 , PSYC 2101  and PSYC 2103 ; PSYC 2104 ; or SOCY 3155  and SOCY 3155L ); and STAT 1222  (or STAT 1220  or STAT 1221 ) are required.

Honors Program

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.