Major in Cyber Criminology (BS)
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 35 hours (PSCI 2003 American Government: National is required.)
Criminal Justice – 33 hours
CRJU 2013 Introduction to Cyber Criminology
CRJU 3023 Criminal Evidence and Procedures
CRJU 3043 Criminal Law
CRJU 3103 Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJU 3153 Research Methods
CRJU 3183 Statistics
CRJU 4053 Criminology
CRJU 4093/4193 Advanced Topics
CRJU 4143 Victimology
6 hours of criminal justice electives
Computer Science – 41 hours
CSCI 2103/2101 Computer Science I/Lab
CSCI 2113/2111 Computer Science II/Lab
CSCI 3103 Data Structures and Algorithms
CSCI 3133 Advanced UNIX/LINUX
CSCI 3143 Network Security
CSCI 3153 Mobile Application Development
CSCI 3203 Assembler and Machine Organization
CSCI 3213 Computer Networking
CSCI 3703 Computer Architecture
CSCI 4133 Operating Systems
CSCI 4213 Privacy Engineering
CSCI 4223 Cyber Forensics
CSCI 4333 Cyber Defense
Other requirements – 9 hours
CRJU/CSCI 4903 Senior Integrated Project I
CRJU/CSCI 4913 Senior Integrated Project II
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
University Goal #1: Our graduates can communicate effectively.
Cyber Criminology Program Goal #1: Our graduates communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, as demonstrated by
- Production of clearly written work linking experiences to appropriate course content
- Produce a clearly written research paper based on original scholarship
- Effectively delivery of an oral presentation that is organized with memorable and compelling language presented with materials and information that supports the presentation and helps establish the presenter as credible/authoritative on the topic
University Goal #2: Our graduates are prepared to be personally and socially responsible citizens, having the ability to apply knowledge and skills that encourage responsible civic engagement for the advancement of society.
Cyber Criminology Goal #2: Our graduates understand diversity of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, and sexuality in their own and other cultures and societies. This understanding is demonstrated by
- The use of course materials that examine ways in which varied cultural and social factors influence behavior
- Critical analysis of related issues in a larger global perspective by comparing and contrasting Western interpretations of criminological concepts of those cultures
- Contributing to the growth and success of their communities by first studying diverse social systems and cultures within and beyond one’s own community
University Goal #3: Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
Cyber Criminology Goal #3: Our graduates use critical thinking to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and ideas from multiple perspectives. The goal is achieved by
- Planning and conducting a research project that includes collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and information
- Application of terminology, information literacy, and the application of scholarly and scientific principles
University Goal #4: Our graduates can use technology effectively in their fields.
Cyber Criminology Goal #4: Our students can effectively use electronic databases to conduct literature searches, and use the peer-reviewed articles to access and synthesize information and compose a literature review in APA format.
University Goal #5: Our graduates have content knowledge in their chosen fields and the necessary skills to be successful.
Cyber Criminology Program Goal #5: Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills to be successful in their field, including synthesizing information from a variety of sources and using skills to analyze and interpret information and data.
The bachelor of science in cyber criminology will produce highly skilled graduates who possess a holistic understanding of cybercrimes. This program not only emphasizes using computer science skills to investigate and study crime, but underscores theoretical human behaviors and victimization patterns that relate to cybercrimes.
Graduates with this degree will be trained for positions found in government agencies including law enforcement agencies, private protective services, financial institutions, health corporations, and businesses. Given the universal use of digital data storage, agencies, businesses, and individuals are vulnerable to fraudulent activities. Careers in cyber criminology include, but are not limited to, cybercrime investigator, information security analyst, digital forensic analyst, and cybercrime security team member.