Cybercrime Degree Online

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security

Cybersecurity is a top priority for many organizations. You could work to prepare yourself to stay one step ahead of hackers with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a Cybercrime and Security concentration from CTU. Along with a solid foundation in law enforcement, courts, and corrections, you will have the opportunity to develop a strong baseline understanding of one of the emerging—and likely most significant—types of crime in the 21st century. You can also study computer network literacy and vulnerabilities, along with how to deal with risk management, terrorism, and conventional criminal threats. Additionally, you could explore knowledge from cybercrime and cybersecurity professionals within the context of the criminal justice system.

The BSCJ in Cybercrime and Security:

  • Has CTU Fast Track exams available - a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
  • Is rated among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row*

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

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* CTU’s Online Bachelor’s programs are ranked among the Best by U.S. News and World Report.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*

CLASSES START

  • October 01, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • January 07, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

182

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

Program Details

  • Program Overview

    Effective July 2, 2019, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora Campuses.

    Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security Concentration The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cybercrime and Security is a 182-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 66 credit hours of general education requirements; 56 credit hours devoted to the criminal justice core; and 60 credit hours for the cybercrime and security concentration.

    The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a concentration in Cybercrime and Security (CCS) is designed to provide a solid foundation in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, while helping students develop a baseline understanding of one of the emerging types of 21st century crime. The concentration is designed to provide a basic understanding and literacy of computer networks and their vulnerabilities along with material examining risk management as well as terrorism and criminal threats.

     

    The mission of the College of Security Studies is to offer degrees in criminal justice, homeland security, and cybersecurity to create the professionals that will address issues these fields are facing today and likely to confront tomorrow. The College anticipates industry and enterprise trends that have significant societal impact in order to provide diverse programs that cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural sensitivity to promote social justice and global security.

     

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CJUS261 Ethics in Criminal Justice 4.5
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
     
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
    or
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
     
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5
    MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5
    POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 4.5
    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
    HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CJUS141 Introduction to Criminal Justice 4
    CJUS201 Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing 4
    CJUS254 Introduction to Homeland Security 4
    CJUS263 American Corrections 4
    CJUS280 Victimology 4
    CJUS285 Juvenile Delinquency 4
    CJUS290 Criminal Law 4
    CJUS343 Criminology 4
    CJUS375 Criminal Procedure 4
    CJUS440 The Laws of Evidence 4
    PBAD201 Public Administration 4
    PSYC210 Social Psychology 4
    PSYC337 Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace 4
    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4
    Total Credit Hours: 56
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CJUS240 Introduction to Cybercrime 4
    CJUS340 Cybersecurity and Policy 4
    CJUS434 Terrorism and Organized Crime 4
     
    CJUS485 Cybercrime Capstone 4
     
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    CSS250 Security Risk Management 4
    CSS280 Ethical Hacking 4
    CSS340 Operating System Security 4
    CSS350 Computer Forensics I 4
    CSS351 Computer Forensics II 4
    HLS305 Understanding Critical Infrastructures 4
    IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    Total Credit Hours: 60
    Note that not all courses are offered at all campuses. Consult with your academic advisor.

    Total Credit Hours: 182

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    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.

     

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