Strayer University
Navigate

BS in Criminal Justice - Computer Security and Forensics Concentration

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Computer Security and Forensics curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal system and the processes involved in law enforcement, with an emphasis on cyber crimes. Read more about this flexible online program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Computer Security and Forensics

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Interested individuals may have a strong sense of right and wrong and a desire to contribute to their community. They may also have experience with computer systems and processes. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program have the chance to understand human reasonings behind adult and juvenile crimes. They also have the opportunity to examine court and correctional procedures. What's more, the program is intended to cover foundational topics in information systems and security issues related to operating systems, networks, databases, and software programs. It is also designed to teach students how to process a computer-related crime scene. Other covered topics include data retrieval, risk analysis, security auditing, access control mechanisms, and threat models. The program culminates with a final information systems project related to computer forensics and security.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

180 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

Still Have Questions?

Complete and get your answers and advice.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Computer Security and Forensics:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I - Core Component (27 credits)

  • BUS 100: Introduction to Business
  • CIS 105: Introduction to Information Systems
  • CRJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ENG 115: English Composition
  • MAT 105: Introduction to College Mathematics
  • PSY 110: Social Psychology

Area II - Major Component (27 credits)

  • CIS 170: Information Technology in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 105: Crime and Criminal Behavior
  • CRJ 180: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
  • CRJ 220: Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
  • LEG 320: Criminal Law
  • SOC 205: Society, Law and Government

Area II - Concentration Component (27 credits)

  • CIS 333: Network Security Fundamentals
  • CIS 417: Computer Forensics
  • CIS 462: Security Strategy and Policy
  • CIS 499: Senior Seminar in Information Systems
  • SEC 305: Computer Security
  • SEC 405: Computer CSI

Area III - General Studies Component (54 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • ENG 240: Communication for Business and the Professions
  • HUM 100: Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • HUM 200: Logic
  • HUM 400: Religion and Philosophy
  • MAT 300: Statistics
  • POL 300: Contemporary International Problems OR
  • ECO 405: Economic Problems and Issues
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR
  • SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 300: Sociology of Developing Countries

Area IV-Elective Component (45 credits)

Students choose elective courses with the assistance of a school advisor. Sufficient elective credits are integrated to the program to allow students to earn an academic minor.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

With additional training, graduates of Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program could seek careers in law enforcement. Some may decide to enroll in law school. Others may opt to pursue a related master's degree, which could provide students with advanced field-specific and managerial skills.

Higher-level degrees that criminal justice majors could decide to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a Concentration in Computer Security Management

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills for working in a variety of crime prevention and control sectors. Individuals who have completed this undergraduate curriculum may be able to find opportunities with local or federal government agencies, large corporations, insurance agencies, or specialty consulting firms.

Specific job titles that program graduates might be able to pursue include:

  • Computer forensics analyst
  • Fraud investigator
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Parole officer