The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Analysis introduces students to crime trend analysis and intelligence analysis. These are core functions of law enforcement and security operations that frequently support and augment criminal and security investigations. This program is also available to Criminal Justice students seeking extra credentials to augment their studies. The certificate includes twelve hours of required coursework in Theories of Criminal Behavior, Criminal Behavior, Intelligence Analysis for Law Enforcement, and Cyberspace Security, and three elective hours you can choose from a wide range of topics, including Statistics in Criminal Justice, Introduction to Forensic Science/Criminalistics, Drugs and Society, Private Policing, Homeland/Global Security, and Organized Crime and International Drug Trafficking.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Analysis emphasizes the skills needed to serve as an investigator or intelligence analyst for federal, state and local agencies, as well as corporate and private security entities. These agencies employ analysts in a variety of roles to conduct crime trend, security and investigative analyses to assist both line and investigative functions.
Fifteen hours that can be completed 100% online.
Certificates in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies are available to all undergraduate students at OU. Hours utilized in the certificate may also be applied to requirements for an undergraduate degree.
Certificates will be issued by the Office of Academic Records and indicated on the student’s official transcript. In order to be awarded an undergraduate certificate, students must apply for graduation before or during the final semester of certificate coursework. Certificates are awarded in the semester that all requirements have been met. Certificates cannot be awarded retroactively. Students who complete a certificate program without completing a degree program are not eligible to participate in convocation, commencement or any other graduation ceremonies.
This undergraduate certificate offers a program of undergraduate level coursework in Criminal Justice:
All undergraduate courses in this program are eight weeks in duration. Most students choose to take four courses (or 12 credit hours) a semester; two courses the first half of the semester and two courses the second half of the semester. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules—these courses are fast paced and intensive.