An online cyber security degree will give you the skills you need to protect data in a criminal justice setting. In this program, you’ll:

  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and legal expertise to develop and defend policies regarding the security of assets
  • Develop the critical thinking skills you need to effectively investigate crimes, enforce laws, and implement corrections
  • Apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations
  • Build leadership skills that can help you stand out and advance in your career
  • Familiarize yourself with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime
  • Strengthen the communication skills you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts


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  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/internetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 438 - Information Security Legal Issues

    Students can take either CIS 438 OR 462

    Explore the area where law and information security concerns intersect. Students will be presented with fundamental security and privacy concepts, recent U.S. laws that address information technology management in terms of security and privacy, and security and privacy for organizations. Topics also include issues related to governance, risk analysis, incidence response and contingency planning.

  • CIS 462 - Security Strategy and Policy

    Students can take either CIS 438 OR 462


    Discuss the cyber security policies created to protect and maintain a computing network, such as password policy, e-mail policy and Internet policy. Students are presented with a comprehensive view of information and online security policies, frameworks and issues related to organizational behavior and crisis management. Topics also include governance, regulation, mandates, business drivers and legal considerations when implementing security policies and frameworks.

  • SEC 402 - Cyber Security

    Explore the practices and framework designed to ensure cyber security. Students will explore the areas of common practice in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Essential Body of Knowledge. Topics include the various roles, functions and competencies within the cyber security domain to mitigate risks and secure organizational assets.


  • CIS 170 - Information Technology in Criminal Justice

    Get an overview of the types of crimes and terrorist acts committed using digital technology. Explore information technology, computing networks and the Internet in a criminal justice context. Topics include the theories addressing digital criminals and an overview of legal strategies and tactics targeting digital crime. Examine fundamental research skills in the investigation of digital crime and terrorism.

  • CRJ 105 - Crime and Criminal Behavior

    This course covers the historical development of social and behavior explanations of adult crime, as well as juvenile crime and new evolutions in crime, including cyber crimes. Crime causation theories are explained in relation to policies developed from these theories and the real and intended impact of these policies are discussed to demonstrate their impact on society concerning crime prevention and criminal rehabilitation.

  • CRJ 180 - Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

    Examine criminal activity in juveniles, including the study of gangs, status offenses and the problems facing juveniles today. Get an overview of American juvenile justice in terms of both system and practice. Explore the causes of juvenile crime; the juvenile court system; and the institutionalization, rehabilitation and treatment of juveniles.

  • CRJ 220 - Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice

    Understand various philosophical approaches for developing appropriate ethical decision-making tools for the criminal justice profession. See ethical decision-making tools in application for policing, courts, corrections, criminal justice policy and criminal justice research. Focus on professional integrity and leadership skills that support laws, policies and procedures in criminal justice.

  • LEG 320 - Criminal Law

    Familiarize yourself with the origins of criminal law and explore its historical development into modern American crimes codes. Learn about substantive criminal law and the associated legal principles and terminology. Contrast elements of crimes against persons, crimes against property, cyber crime, white collar crime and other types of crime. Examine early and modern approaches to identifying, deterring, preventing, detecting, prosecuting and punishing criminal behavior.

  • SOC 205 - Society, Law and Government

    Examine the function of the American court system in its operational role within the government, the rule of law and society. Understand the criminal court process and the role of the judiciary from a policy-making perspective that reveals the impact of the courts on society and the rule of law in the evolution of social change.

  • CRJ 320 - Criminal Investigation

    Discover the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying types of crimes and offenses, and preparing for the in-court presentation of evidence through testimony. Discuss techniques for evidence collection, examination and preservation. Explore developing “high technologies” useful to the criminal investigator.

  • CRJ 325 - Criminal Procedure

    Prerequisite: LEG 320 This course provides a broad range of topics relevant to criminal behavior and the development of the personality. Biological, psychological, and social structural factors which influence the possible origin of criminal behavior, as well as criminal justice and societal approaches for preventing crime are addressed.

  • CRJ 499 - Undergraduate Capstone in Criminal Justice

    Analyze a social, psychological or business problem within criminal justice or homeland or private security and recommend solutions. Analyze a situation or policy, make a current assessment and provide a proposed solution. Apply theory, the use of research and evidence-based solutions, and incorporate ethical foundations to support your solutions.


Cybersecurity will be among the world’s most pressing criminal issues for the foreseeable future. We’re going to need leaders with the drive to roll up their sleeves and the ability to manage effective teams if we want to stay ahead of the hackers.

Strayer University’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentration in cybersecurity management is dedicated to creating these kinds of leaders. The program behind our online cyber security degree preps you in the fundamentals of network security, strategy, and legalities while instilling the team-building skills you need to amplify your efforts.

At the same time, you’ll enjoy the kind of scheduling flexibility that will allow you to continue excelling in your current career. Your Strayer education will give you the boost you need to get ahead even while you’re studying in our online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.

Help lead the charge against cybercriminals. Develop your own skills in a field that will require good people for years to come. Earn your online cybersecurity degree from Strayer now.



Each Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentrations.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


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