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Cybersecurity

Online BS in Cybersecurity Courses

The online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity courses provide a solid foundation in areas such as information assurance, cybercrime investigation, digital forensics, and cyber operations. Learn how to guard the private information of individuals, corporations and government agencies by identifying computer network system weaknesses and defending against threats from hackers, viruses and other malware.

CRJ 101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODS (1 CREDIT)
Basic research/writing principles that should be applied to criminal justice as a field of study.

CRJ 103 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 CREDITS)
History, theory, and structure of the criminal justice system emphasizing substantive and procedural criminal law; police, prosecution, defense, courts, institutional and community corrections; juvenile justice subsystem.

CRJ 107 COMPUTER HARDWARE AND PERIPHERALS (3 CREDITS)
Computer hardware and peripherals and other digital media used in commission of cyber-crimes. Hands-on examination of devices, including building, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.

CRJ 205 SOFTWARE FOUNDATIONS FOR CYBERSECURITY (3 CREDITS)
Overview and exploration of software and technology foundations for cybersecurity and information assurance majors.

CRJ 228 CYBER TECHNOLOGIES FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 CREDITS)
Overview of the cyber technology issues relevant to modern criminal justice organizations including law enforcement, corrections and the courts. Prerequisite: CRJ 103

CRJ 232 - ECONOMIC CRIME THEORY (3 CREDITS)
Typology of economic crime. Study of theory, causation and victimization relating to economic crimes.

CRJ 321 - WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINOLOGY (3 CREDITS)
History, definitions, categories, victims, trends, theories, policies and societal reactions to corporate and other forms of white collar crime. Prerequisite: CRJ 103

CRJ 333 INFORMATION SECURITY (3 CREDITS)
Protection of proprietary information in both the corporate and government sectors. Topics include: information as a resource, legal issues, policy formulation, administrative and technical remedies, and case studies.

CRJ 335 CYBER CRIME LAW AND INVESTIGATIONS (3 CREDITS)
Cybercrimes, including computer crimes, Internet fraud, e-commerce, and threats to the national infrastructure. Policies, legal issues, and investigative techniques and strategies, and implications for investigation and enforcement on a global scale.

CRJ 337 COMPUTER NETWORK INVESTIGATIONS (3 CREDITS)
Study of the technology, laws, regulations, ethics and procedures for conducting computer network investigations.

CRJ 347 - FRAUD PREVENTION AND DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES (3 CREDITS)
Types of proactive technology programs and tools used to prevent and detect the occurrence of fraud in face-to-face transactions, e-commerce and e-business. Includes development and implementation of business models for production and detection products and techniques.

CRJ 348 INFORMATION ASSURANCE RISH AND COMPLIANCE (3 CREDITS)
Rules, regulations and issues related to information assurance compliance, standards, and risk. Topics addressed in the course cover risk assessment and management from healthcare, financial, privacy, and government perspectives. Prerequisite: CRJ 333

CRJ 354 - PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND FRAUD (3 CREDITS)
Study of modern payment systems from global perspective. Exposure to fraud within payment systems. Techniques for fraud prevention, detection and investigation. Prerequisite: CRJ 232.

CRJ 355 CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATIONS AND FORENSICS I (3 CREDITS)
Intrusion detection methodologies, tools and approaches to incident response. Computer forensic principles, including operating system concepts, registry structures, file system concepts, boot process, and file operations. Introduction to forensic tools. Prerequisite: CRJ 103

CRJ 356 CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION AND FORENSICS II (3 CREDITS)
Digital information retrieval methods. Exercises for search, recovery, imaging, analysis, and preservation of evidence on disk drives and other storage media. Advanced topics such as disk geometry and analysis of UNIX systems. Prerequisite: CRJ 355

CRJ 362 INFORMATION SYSTEM THREATS, ATTACKS AND DEFENSES (3 CREDITS)
Methods and motives of cyber-security incident perpetrators, and the countermeasures employed to organizations and agencies to prevent and detect those incidences. Ethical obligations of security professionals.

CRJ 438 SYSTEM VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS (3 CREDITS)
Threats to information systems and process for performance of audits, assessments, penetration tests, and architecture reviews. Use of tools for such studies and practical experience in conducting assessments and preparing reports. Prerequisite: CRJ 333

CRJ 455 CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION AND FORENSICS III (3 CREDITS)
Theory and techniques for tracking attackers across the Internet. Practical exercises from case studies of Internet based crimes. Prerequisite: CRJ 356

CRJ 457 NETWORK FORENSICS (3 CREDITS)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the technology, procedures, laws, regulations, and ethics related to network forensics. Prerequisites: CRJ 355, CRJ 356, and CRJ 455

CRJ 461 PROSEMINAR IN JUSTICE STUDIES (3 CREDITS)
Selected topics of current interest. Emphasizes critical analysis of current research literature and development of action projects by seminar members. Integrates previous learning as a capstone experience. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

CRJ 470 INTERNSHIP (6 CREDITS)
Participation on staff of criminal justice agency under co-supervision of faculty and agency personnel. Field experience, periodic conferences and seminars, written and reading assignments designed to combine theory and professional practice. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

CRJ 475 SENIOR PROJECT (3 - 6 CREDITS)
Senior level research project on policy issue determined after consultation with faculty supervisor. If taking CRJ 475 for 3 credits, must take an additional CRJ 300 level 3-credit elective. Permission of advisor required.

CSC 101 COMPUTER SCIENCE I (3 CREDITS)
Overview of computer science. Introduction to algorithms, elementary data structures, program design, and programming utilizing a block structured programming language. Lecture and laboratory.

CSC 102 COMPUTER SCIENCE II (3 CREDITS)
Continuation of CSC 101. Introduction to pointers, linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees. Introduction to sorting and searching algorithms. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: CSC 101

CSC 201 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (4 CREDITS)
First course in abstract mathematical structures with emphasis on material needed for applications to computer science. Introduction to different number systems, data types, computer arithmetic, Boolean algebra, direct and indirect proofs, and mathematical induction. Lecture and Recitation.

CSC 206 CYBERSECURITY SCRIPTING (3 CREDITS)
This course presents the student with an understanding of information security programming and script writing utilizing Python and other scripting languages. Prerequisite(s); if any: Permission of Instructor.

CSC 207 LINUX FOR SECURITY AND FORENSICS (3 CREDITS)
Introduction to the basics of the Linux operating system for cybersecurity, computer forensics and network security administration.

CSC 225 - INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIX OPERATING SYSTEMS (3 CREDITS)
Architecture of UNIX: organization, file system, process management, UNIX Shells and Shell programming, networking, security and the Internet. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: CSC 101

CSC 316 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (3 CREDITS)
Introduction to the object-oriented paradigm of programming. Objects, classes, and inheritance. Prerequisites: CSC 101 and 102

CSC 323 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS (3 CREDITS)
Topic include network types and communication models, hardware components, applications, protocols, standards, inter-networking and routing concepts, OSI Model, TCP/IP, LAN and WAN networking technologies. Prerequisites: CSC 101 and 102

CSC 338 APPLIED CRYPTOGRAPHY (3 CREDITS)
Overview of the basic aspects of cryptographic techniques and real-world applications. Topics to be covered in the course include: symmetric cryptography, public key cryptography, file hashing, digital signatures, and steganography. Prerequisite: CSC 101 or CRJ 333

CSC 432 COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY (4 CREDITS)
Fundamentals of securing computers and networks. Includes security objectives, threats, vulnerabilities, types of attacks, authentication methods, access control methods, encryption, intrusion detection, VPNs, firewalls and security as it relates to the WWW. Prerequisites: CSC 101, CRJ 333 and CSC 323

ECN 241 - STATISTICS (3 CREDITS)
Application of statistical methods in management and economics. Descriptive statistics, probability, normal curve sampling, confidence, and regressions. Prerequisite: Completion of mathematics and computer requirements in component one of core. Students may not also take for credit PSY 211/SOC 211 or MAT 112.

GOV 341 JURISPRUDENCE OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (3 CREDITS)
Criminal law as process for dispute settlement and maintenance of order by the state. Emphasis on legal reasoning, legal process, and necessity to maintain historical continuity and doctrinal consistency.

MAT 112 STATISTICS (3 CREDITS)
For non-mathematics majors. Probability theory topics, binomial distribution, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, measures of central tendency, hypothesis testing. Confidence intervals, correlation, and prediction. Prerequisite: MAT 100, or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by mathematics department, or permission of instructor. Students may not also take for credit Psychology 211, Economics 241 or Sociology 211.

PHI 107 ETHICS (3 CREDITS)
A critical and historical study of the major ethical theories from the period of Plato to the present. Analysis also of problems present in the construction of ethical theories, the nature of moral judgment, and moral evaluation.

PHI 108 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3 CREDITS)
This course examines ethical dilemmas encountered by professionals at work. Journalism, health care, law, education, computer science/information technology and public relations all provide examples.

SOC 211 STATISTICS IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 CREDITS)
Application of statistical methods in psychological research. Descriptive statistics, tests of significance, correlation, simple analysis of variance, chi-square, and some nonparametric methods. Same as Psychology 211. Students may not also take for credit ECN 241, MAT 112. Same as PSY 211. Prerequisite: core component I Mathematics.

SOC 274 CRIMINOLOGY (3 CREDITS)
Crime as a form of deviant behavior, its relation to social values and social structure, types of criminal behavior, theories of treatment and control, correctional methods, and the administration of justice.

SOC 376 CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS (3 CREDITS)
Emphasis on reading studies in scientific journals, understanding quantitative methods and their applications in crime study, hypothesis testing and policy evaluations. Computer applications in processing data and data analysis. Prerequisite: SOC 274 and SOC 211/PSY 211 or MAT 112

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