The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice gives graduates an in-depth education in two related fields. This interdisciplinary program combines courses from the Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice majors to give graduates the knowledge and skills needed to enter either the Cybersecurity or Criminal Justice field with significant opportunities where the fields overlap.
In this program, students learn how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer systems while examining the foundations of the criminal justice system and its component parts. Students take courses in digital forensics, ethical hacking, contingency planning, cyber threat intelligence, cryptography, risk management, police systems, criminal law, investigations, judicial systems, constitutional law and more.
Today, government agencies at all-levels are expanding their cybersecurity, digital forensics and cybercrime units. Likewise, many businesses are expanding cybersecurity teams including those in industries such as finance, insurance, healthcare, security consulting, utilities and military/defense. The Anderson Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice program gives graduates the preparation to earn jobs in these industries.
In addition to careers in cybersecurity and criminal justice, the program of study prepares students for graduate school for those planning to continue their education.