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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
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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.

Additional Admissions Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte students interested in declaring a Major in Criminal Justice need to see department website for specific instructions.  Completion of CJUS 1100 , CJUS 1200 , CJUS 2340 , CJUS 2370 , and STAT 1222  (or STAT 1220  or STAT 1221 ), with a grade of C or above in each course, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher are required to become a major.  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).

Students may enroll in the B.A. program on either a full-time or part-time basis.  Evening classes are scheduled to accommodate part-time students.

Transfer students from a North Carolina community college can receive credit for the following courses: STAT 1222  (or STAT 1220  or STAT 1221 ), CJUS 1100 , CJUS 2350 , CJUS 2360 , CJUS 2361 , or CJUS 2380 .  Transfer credit will only be awarded for courses completed with a grade of C of above.  Transfer students who have an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice will receive General Education exemption and may be awarded up to 15 credit hours of credit 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. 

Degree Requirements

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.

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

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

Major Courses (40 credit hours)

Major Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Select 4 of the following not already taken:

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A minimum of a C average in all criminal justice coursework and at least a grade of C in CJUS 1100 , CJUS 1200 , CJUS 2340 , CJUS 2370  (or SOCY 3155  and SOCY 3155L , POLS 2220 , or PSYC 2101  and PSYC 2103 ); 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.

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at  Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.