Bachelor of Science in Intelligence and Crime Analysis

Upon successful completion of pre-major requirements, student’s major will be changed automatically from “Pre-ICA” to “ICA” status. Following formal entrance to the major, students must select a concentration: A) Geographic Information Systems; B) Cyber Security; C) Homeland Security.  Then, students may proceed with upper-division courses.

Requirements to enter the B.S. in Intelligence and Crime Analysis

Complete General Education Categories A1, A2, A3 and B4 prior to taking the Pre-ICA requirements. Students in this degree program do not need to take a course in General Education category D Social Sciences Discipline Perspectives.

Pre-ICA Requirements

As prerequisite for acceptance into the B.S. in Intelligence and Crime Analysis, students must complete the following as a “Pre-ICA major.”

CJUS 1101Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
CJUS 1106 Criminal Investigations3
CJUS 3350Intelligence & Crime Analysis 13
CJUS 3470Crime Prevention3
IST 1110Introduction to Information Technology1.5
Total Units13.5

The grade earned in each of the above courses must be no lower than a “C+” (2.3). The pre-major GPA must be no lower than a 2.3.

A student may enroll in a required course three times. If a student does not successfully complete the course after three enrollments, the student must change majors if the course is a required course. Students may appeal to the department academic standards committee.

The ICA B.S. is offered through the Criminal Justice Department. Criminal Justice is an impacted department with GPA entry requirements. The Criminal Justice Department will determine entry standards annually based on enrollments. 

Requirements (78 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.S. in Intelligence and Crime Analysis

Completion of all Pre ICA Requirements15
Upper Division Requirements (39)
Note: If possible, students are encouraged to complete 6 units of CJUS 5753. Six (6) units of internship, totaling 400 hours of practical work experience are required if students desire to obtain processional California Department of Justice, Crime Analysis certification in addition to the B.S.
CJUS 3311Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJUS 3312Statistics in Criminal Justice3
CJUS 3320Theories of Crime and Delinquency3
CJUS 5550Intelligence & Crime Analysis 24
CJUS 5560Crime Pattern Detection4
CJUS 5570Crime in Public Spaces3
CJUS 5571Social Network Analysis4
SSCI 3060Expository Writing for the Social Sciences3
Six (6) units chosen from:6
Internship in Criminal Justice
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Note: Students opting for California Department of Justice Crime Analysis Certificate must complete six (6) units of CJUS 5753, for a total of 400 hours of internship activity.
Six (6) Elective Units, chosen from:6
Criminal Procedure
Police and Police Systems
White Collar Crime
Forensic Profiling
Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
Wildlife Crime
Preventing Crime in Transportation Systems
Homeland Security
Transnational Organized Crime
Topics in Criminal Justice
Topics in Criminal Justice
Topics in Criminal Justice
Senior Honors Project
Note: If not already used as a major requirement, the internship (CJUS 5753, GEOG 5753 or IST 5753) or independent study (CJUS 5951, GEOG 5951 or IST 5951) could be used as electives.
Note: Students may take additional elective CJUS courses if needed to reach 120 units to graduate.
Concentration (24)
Students must complete one of the concentrations listed below:24
Total Units78

Concentrations (24 units)

Select one (1) concentration and complete all the required and elective courses.

Geographic Information Systems (24 units)

(Program Code: ICGI)

Note: Concentrations may have additional requirements if you desire to obtain professional certificates.  Consult the relevant department.

GEOG 2250Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography4
GEOG 3710Advanced Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 3730Geo-Spatial Analysis3
GEOG 4880Remote Sensing of the Environment4
Minimum of 9 units chosen from:9
GIS and Socio-Economic Applications
Environmental GIS
Internship in Geography
Independent Study
Total Units24

Cyber Security (24 units)

(Program Code: ICCS)

IST 2210Computer Networks and Security3
IST 2310Applications Development3
IST 2610Cybersecurity3
IST 3110Management of Information Technology3
IST 4620Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking3
IST 5250Incident Handling and Cyber Investigation3
Two (2) chosen from:6
Information Technology
Database Management for Business
Advanced Computer Networks
Advanced Applications Development
Advanced Database Management and Information Assurance
Cybersecurity Management
Independent Study
Total Units24

Note:  Students may take additional elective IST courses in the concentration if needed to reach 120 units to graduate.

Note:  Students transferring from community colleges may substitute a maximum of six (6) lower-division units selected from computer science courses for the Cyber Security concentration.

Homeland Security (24 units)

(Program Code: ICHS)

CJUS 3340Police and Police Systems3
CJUS 5508Preventing Crime in Transportation Systems3
CJUS 5554Terrorism3
CJUS 5555Homeland Security3
CJUS 5556Transnational Organized Crime3
Three (3) courses chosen from:9
International Relations
African Politics
East European Political Systems
East Asian Politics
Latin American Politics
Government and Politics of the Middle East
International Politics
National Security Policy
Seminar in Comparative Politics
War and Politics
Introductory Accounting I
Introductory Accounting II
United States History, Cold War Era
Foreign Relations of the United States
Immigration and Ethnic American History
Total Units24

Note:  Students may take additional PSCI, ACCT, or HIST courses in the concentration if needed to 120 units to graduate.

Note:  Students transferring from community colleges may substitute a maximum of six (6) lower-division units selected from administration of justice courses, political science or accounting courses towards the Homeland Security concentration.