Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security Concentration

Cybercrime and Security Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cybercrime and Security (BSCJ-CS) is designed to provide a solid foundation in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, while equipping the student with a strong baseline understanding of one of the emerging (and likely most significant) types of 21st century crime, that posed by cybercriminals. The concentration provides a basic understanding and literacy of computer networks and their vulnerabilities along with material dealing with risk management as well as terrorism and criminal threats.


BSCJ Program prepares the student to:
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to help secure a position in the criminal justice field
  • Identify the diverse needs of the criminal justice system and the public it serves
  • Apply communication, professional skills and technical knowledge in the criminal justice field

BSCJ-CS Concentration prepares the student to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the activities of the cybercrime and cybersecurity professional in the context of the criminal justice system

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

POLS101Introduction to Political Science

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

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CJUS201Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing

4

CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security

4

CJUS263American Corrections

4

CJUS280Victimology

4

CJUS285Juvenile Delinquency

4

CJUS290Criminal Law

4

CJUS343Criminology

4

CJUS375Criminal Procedure

4

CJUS440The Laws of Evidence

4

PBAD201Public Administration

4

PSYC210Social Psychology

4

PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:56

Courses: Concentration

CJUS240Introduction to Cybercrime

4

CJUS340Cybersecurity and Policy

4

CJUS434Terrorism and Organized Crime

4

 

CJUS475Internship

4

or

CJUS485Cybercrime Capstone

4

 

CS126Unix Fundamentals

4

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

CSS200Principles of Network Security

4

CSS250Security Risk Management

4

CSS280Ethical Hacking

4

CSS340Operating System Security

4

CSS350Computer Forensics I

4

CSS351Computer Forensics II

4

HLS305Understanding Critical Infrastructures

4

IT106Introduction to Programming Logic

4

IT204Fundamentals 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.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus