Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security

CTU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree with a concentration in Cybercrime and Security is designed to equip students with a strong baseline understanding of a growing category of 21st century crime.

Cybercrime is increasingly prevalent in our technology-dependent society, and to effectively combat it, criminal justice professionals need more than a layman’s understanding of hacking, spam, worms, malwares and computer viruses. Coursework in this curriculum focuses on helping students understand the nature of these types of threats, along with the tools available to mitigate them and investigate crimes.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    182
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice4.5
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    ENGL201Principles of Professional Writing4.5
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    POLS101Introduction to Political Science4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    or
    HUMELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice4
    CJUS201Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing4
    CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security4
    CJUS263American Corrections4
    CJUS280Victimology4
    CJUS285Juvenile Delinquency4
    CJUS290Criminal Law4
    CJUS343Criminology4
    CJUS375Criminal Procedure4
    CJUS440The Laws of Evidence4
    PBAD201Public Administration4
    PSYC210Social Psychology4
    PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:56
    Courses: Concentration
    CJUS240Introduction to Cybercrime4
    CJUS340Cybersecurity and Policy4
    CJUS434Terrorism and Organized Crime4
     
    CJUS475Internship4
    or
    CJUS485Cybercrime Capstone4
     
    CS126Unix Fundamentals4
    CSS150Introduction to Computer Security4
    CSS200Principles of Network Security4
    CSS250Security Risk Management4
    CSS280Ethical Hacking4
    CSS340Operating System Security4
    CSS350Computer Forensics I4
    CSS351Computer Forensics II4
    HLS305Understanding Critical Infrastructures4
    IT106Introduction to Programming Logic4
    IT204Fundamentals of Networking4
    Total Credit Hours:60

    Note that not all courses are offered at all campuses. Consult with your academic advisor.

    Total Credit Hours: 182

    National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

    This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

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    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Cybercrime and Security include:1

    • Compliance Manager
    • Security Manager
    • Senior Program Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Project Administrator
    • Project Leader
    • Laboratory Manager
    • Team Leader
    • Project Lead

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1http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

*CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs