Bachelor in Criminal Justice: Computer Security & Forensics

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Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program gives you the opportunity to learn about the criminal justice field and the fundamentals of computer security. Read more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program at Strayer University here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program is online and campus-based. Major courses give you the opportunity to learn about crime and criminal behavior, juvenile delinquency, criminal law, and information technology in the criminal justice field. You take concentration courses designed to teach network security fundamentals, computer forensics, security strategy and policy, and computer security. This program includes a senior seminar in information systems. You also take courses in business, English, math, psychology, and humanities.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program at Strayer University you should enjoy working with computers and be interested in maintaining their security or analyzing computer-related evidence. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 180 quarter hours to earn Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics. This program consists of 27 core credits, 27 major credits, 54 general studies credits, and 27 concentration credits. You also take 45 credits of electives, which are selected with the assistance of an academic advisor.

Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
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 2Major Component
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 2Concentration Requirements
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 3General Studies Component
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

ECO 405
Contemporary International Problems
OR
Economic Problems and Issues
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
OR
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries

Area 4Elective Component
Electives are selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics program, you could pursue employment in the computer industry. You might be able to work in the public of private sectors. Your responsibilities could include analyzing computer evidence related to criminal activity or handling computer security issues.

Positions that you might be able to pursue include:

  • Computer forensics investigator
  • Computer forensics technician
  • Computer information analyst
  • Computer security specialist
  • Computer systems analysis
  • Networks administrator
  • Technical support specialist

Advanced Degrees

After earning the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Computer Security and Forensics from Strayer University you could be interested in pursuing a master's degree in business administration or information systems. This might increase your knowledge of management or dealing with computers and could prepare you for advancement in the computer field.

Master's degree options at Strayer University include:

  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Network Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Security Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Decision Support System Management