Crime Mapping

The Undergraduate Certificate in Crime Analysis provides undergraduate students with the essential skills needed by law enforcement agencies to meet the new demands for predictive and analytical policing.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Crime Analysis offers hands-on skills necessary for data-driven management, investigative support, and general crime analysis. In this program, theoretical aspects of crime pattern analysis are combined with practical applications to understand the development of analytical and predictive policing techniques.

Students learn employable skills necessary to fully utilize industry-standard software to perform basic crime analysis and mapping; perform spatial analyses of crime and understand the agency-specific customized crime analysis and mapping applications.

Opened to undergraduate students of all majors. Those who are interested in getting the certificate without enrolling in an undergraduate program can do so through the Continuing Education program.

This certificate was developed in partnership with the Texas Law Enforcement Analyst Network (TXLEAN), the Texas chapter of the International Associations for the Crime Analysts (IACA)


The Undergraduate Certificate in Crime Analysis consists of five required courses.

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours

Required Courses:

  • CRIJ 3370. Introduction to Crime Analysis
  • CRIJ 3371. Introduction to Crime Mapping
  • CRIJ 4316. Methods of Criminal Justice Research
  • CRIJ 4318. Criminal Justice Statistics
  • CRIJ 4332. Field Experience in Crime Analysis