Undergraduate Certificate in Crime Analysis and Mapping

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Students take courses in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and the Department of Environmental and Geosciences to learn about the criminal justice system, crime analysis, GIS and mapping, and geospatial analysis.

Undergraduate Certificate in Crime Analysis and Mapping
Required Courses
CRIJ 2361Introduction To The Criminal Justice System3
or CRIJ 2368 Criminal Investigation
CRIJ 4377Special Topics In Criminal Justice3
GEOG 2464Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)4
Select two from the following:6
Computer Cartography
GIS in Law Enforcement
Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Total Hours16

Students must meet the university's general admission standards.  Any student who meets these standards (Minimum GPA=2.0) can be considered for admission.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Crime Analysis and Mapping is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Understand crime analysis concepts and techniques with a focus on spatial analysis. 
  • Use applied research methods to understand community crime problems.
  • Integrate law enforcement-related datasets into a GIS framework.
  • Analyze and map crime data using geospatial software.
  • Communicate analytic purposes and results to different audiences.