You’ll develop the cultural awareness and critical thinking skills you need to analyze and produce a broad range of discourse in your investigation — and to make a difference in whatever you do.


The professional diploma 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.

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.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work and intern in a range of jobs in a broad range of fields — security services, intelligence agencies, public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, television, radio, magazines, human resources, event planning, education, nonprofits, and technology. We’ve also had graduates start their own businesses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of how communication shapes patterns of social interaction, the expression of cultural values and norms, political practices and relations of power, and our positions as local and global citizens.

Be able to use a variety of methodological tools to analyze interpersonal data, and rhetorical discourse that structures everyday interactions in both our public and private lives.

Demonstrate an understanding of the possibilities, problems, and history of discourse and deliberation in democracy and will be prepared to use their knowledge to work for a just and more humane world.


  • Intelligence gathering
  • Surveillance
  • Reconnaissance (RECCE)
  • Basic Organized Crime
  • Critical Observation Techniques
  • Investigations Techniques
  • Fraud Prevention and Investigations
  • Data Mining on Digital Devices
  • Developing Leads in Contact Tracing
  • Report Writing
  • Search Techniques
  • The Use of Informants
  • Environmental Security Threats
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Criminal Law
  • Teamwork and Ethics
  • Case Study



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