Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security

CTU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 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 providing students with the opportunity to explore the nature of these types of threats, along with the tools available to mitigate them and investigate crimes.

CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*.

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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*

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TOTAL CREDITS

182

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    CJUS261 Ethics in Criminal Justice 4.5
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    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
    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
    CJUS240 Introduction to Cybercrime 4
    CJUS340 Cybersecurity and Policy 4
    CJUS434 Terrorism and Organized Crime 4
     
    CJUS475 Internship 4
    or
    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

    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.

  • Tuition

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

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  • Ways to Save

    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

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the activities of the cybercrime and cybersecurity professional in the context of the criminal justice system
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
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