Criminal Justice: Crime Analysis Concentration

You can earn your degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Crime Analysis and be prepared to enter the profession with a powerful set of tools and strategies for collecting and using data to identify crime patterns and inform policing decisions. Graduates, like you, go on to become crime analysts who support public safety and help enhance the effectiveness of their agencies.

As a student in the Criminal Justice program, you’ll enjoy a well-rounded experience that will empower you with critical thinking, communication, writing, and analytical skills along with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on training in the core principles related to crime and criminal justice, including the study of crime, courts, policing, corrections, offenders and victims. You’ll also specialize your studies with coursework in crime analysis, which combines data science with policing knowledge to solve problems in communities.

Are you ready to make a difference in your community?

This degree program provides students with the skills required to start as a Crime Analyst in a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency. You will be able to network by taking advantage of the Carolinas Crime Analysis Association which connects you to a community of professionals.  Let us show you how you can take your college courses and turn them into a degree.

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Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, you will need to have:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all previous college-level coursework
  • Students transferring credits into the program are encouraged to have completed the following courses:
    • Two courses in Composition
    • College Math (or higher) and Statistics
    • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Humanities
    • History
    • Two courses in world language, or placement in the intermediate level in world language

About our Courses

All courses are delivered in a 7.5-week, fully online format, with access to in-person and online support from faculty instructors, library support staff, and other services both in Spartanburg and in Greenville at the University Center of Greenville (UCG). Courses are taken in order and the full course sequence may be completed in one academic year.

  • Foundations of Crime Analysis (CRJU U272)
  • Tactical Crime Analysis (CRJU U365)
  • Strategic Crime Analysis (CRJU U366)
  • Advanced Topics in Crime Analysis (CRJU U468)
  • Practical Crime Analysis (CRJU U498)
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Developing more effective policing strategies

Guns, crime, questionable police tactics…are all issues on the forefront of criminal law these days. One institution of higher learning in our state has decided to provide a new resource for these topics. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Michele Covington, director of the new Crime Analysis Center in Greenville, SC, part of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. She is also the author of the new book: Guns in America: An introduction and Overview.

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We are here to help you now and all the way to graduation!

Once you have applied we will work with you if you have previous college work or if you just starting your college journey. USC Upstate's online programs are designed to meet you where you are and help you reach your goal.

Your next step is to reach out to us and let's talk about how USC Upstate is the right place for you.

What can we help you with? Contact Kirsten Meier, MSCJ