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Cybercrime Investigation and Enforcement Bachelor of Science

MISSION

Our mission is to provide students with essential conceptual knowledge and skills to prevent, investigate, and enforce cybercrimes and cyberthreats. 

What is cybercrime investigation and enforcement?

This program combines elements of law enforcement, computer investigative, legal, and security skills, forensics, and other related fields in the study of crime prevention and response to various crimes occurring in the cyber world.

What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in cybercrime investigation and enforcement?

Graduates of the program will be well prepared for traditional and emerging positions related to prevention, investigation, and enforcement of crime generally, and cyber-related crimes more specifically.

Cybercrime Investigation and Enforcement Degree Plan

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CORE (16 CREDITS)

  • CJ 213 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
  • CJ 331 Police and Community (4)
  • CJ 352 Criminal Law (4)
  • CJ 452 Criminal Procedure (4)

Cybercrime Investigation and Enforcement Core Courses (24 credits)

  • CIE 213 Introduction to Cybercrime (4)
  • CIE 305 Ethics in Cybercrime Investigation and Enforcement (4)
  • CIE 321 Principles of Cyber Forensic Investigations (4)
  • CIE 425 Contemporary Issues on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity (4)
  • CIE 407 Capstone Seminar (4)
  • CIE 409 Practicum (4)

INFORMATION SYSTEMS CORE COURSES (16 CREDITS)

  • IS 283 Cybersecurity Fundamentals (4)
  • IS 373 Computer Security (4)
  • IS 473 Network Security (4)
  • IS 474 Ethical Hacking (4)

ELECTIVES

Choose four upper division courses from CJ, CIE or IS (16).

This may include an additional 4 credits of CIE 409.

TOTAL: 72 credits

Dr. Omar Melchor Ayala

Omar Melchor-Ayala, PhD

Cybercrime Investigation and Enforcement
Program Coordinator

Ask me about the Cybercrime Investigation and Enforcement program!

I look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to discuss your questions. Additionally, please explore our website for more information about our degrees and programs. 

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