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Center for Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science (BS), Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice

Program Overview

The Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice program combines the digital world with the principles of law enforcement and investigation. It prepares you to enter a myriad of cybersecurity careers where you can be at the leading edge of protecting individuals, cities, states, and countries. You’ll take courses like Constitutional Law, Digital Forensics, and Ethical Hacking. You’ll get to use a dedicated cybersecurity lab and have a cybersecurity advisory board of industry experts to mentor you. This major could lead to a career as a cybersecurity analyst, information security management, digital forensics, or cybersecurity advisor.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

123

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 123
Program Type: BS
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

In this program, You’ll 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. You’ll 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.

Career Outlook

Industries ranging from banking to energy to national security are looking for well-trained graduates to join their ranks in protecting the security of your fellow men and women around the world. You can work in a variety of organizations that hire cybersecurity professionals. Other industries that hire cybersecurity pros include finance, retail, healthcare, criminal investigations, military/defense, technology, public utilities, consulting, and many others. 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 University Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice program gives graduates the preparation to earn jobs in these industries.

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

In this program, You’ll 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. You’ll 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.

Career Outlook

Industries ranging from banking to energy to national security are looking for well-trained graduates to join their ranks in protecting the security of your fellow men and women around the world. You can work in a variety of organizations that hire cybersecurity professionals. Other industries that hire cybersecurity pros include finance, retail, healthcare, criminal investigations, military/defense, technology, public utilities, consulting, and many others. 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 University Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice program gives graduates the preparation to earn jobs in these industries.

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: Yes
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Dr. Ken Knapp
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
41 Credit Hours. – University Core Requirements | 34 Credit Hours. – Cybersecurity Course Requirements | 33 Credit Hours. – Criminal Justice Course Requirements | 3 Credit Hours. – Cognate Course Requirements | 12 Credit Hours. – General Electives
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