Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime Investigation

Computer-based crime has become an enormous global problem for business and law enforcement agencies at all levels. As a result, there is a growing need for individuals who combine criminal justice knowledge with computer technology skills to investigate this new and growing area of criminal activity. The Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime Investigation (BSCI) degree program is designed to equip graduates with a base of practical, real-world applications in the field of criminal justice with strong emphasis on foundational studies in the electronic criminal investigation of such crimes as fraud, identity theft, computer terrorism and other computer-related crimes that are committed in both a national and global environment. The investigation of computer-based crimes is not limited to federal, state, and local agencies, but is also increasing in organizations that conduct business in an electronic environment.

Outcomes:

  • Interpret the basic organizational structure and functionality of the criminal justice system
  • Identify the phases of an ethical and legal criminal investigation conducted through the proper phases of the investigative process
  • Explain the importance of security in an organization as well as an understanding of security architecture for common computer platforms and applications
  • Analyze the relationship between criminal law, computer and cyber-crime, and concepts for collecting, analyzing, recovering and preserving computer forensic evidence
  • Define and explain the fundamentals of current computer networks and protocols of data communications
  • Explain database concepts and capabilities of modern database systems, and apply those concepts in identifying the use of database systems in criminal activity

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

ELEHumanities Elective

4.5

IT102Computers and Information Technology Literacy

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

 

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

or

SOCL340Diversity in American Life

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

Courses: General Education Humanities Elective Choices

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

HUMN250World Values and Cultures

4.5

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

ACCT199Special Topics in Accounting

1-6

ACCT201Accounting I

4

CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security

4

CJUS290Criminal Law

4

CJUS375Criminal Procedure

4

CJUS440The Laws of Evidence

4

CJUS448Criminal Investigation

4

 

CJUS475Internship

4

or

CJUS484Criminal Justice Capstone

4

 

CS104Problem Solving Concepts With C++

4

CS146Introduction to UNIX

4

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

CSS200Principles of Network Security

4

CSS350Computer Forensics I

4

CSS351Computer Forensics II

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments

4

IT205Fundamentals of Networking

4

IT235Database Applications With Access

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

IT340Client/Server System and Network Administration

4

IT400Information Technology Architectures

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

MGMT115Introductory Business Practices

4

PBAD201Public Administration

4

PSYC210Social Psychology

4

PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

4

PSYC436Introduction to Criminal Profiling

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:116

Total Credit Hours: 182

Locations

  • Colorado Springs