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Online BS in Cybersecurity Curriculum

Students who have already earned an Associate's degree or equivalent are eligible to enroll in Utica College's Online Cybersecurity Bachelor's program. Our online classes are small and students and faculty work together in a virtual atmosphere designed to promote personal and professional development. To learn more, Request More Information or call us toll-free at (866) 295-3106.

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See the Internships and Job Placements page for more information about the internship process for CRJ 470, and see examples of companies at which our students have interned.

Current Students: Please run a Degree Evaluation for your catalog requirements and reach out to your Success Coach for more information, as the below may not reflect your specific program requirements.

Major Course Requirements

A. CENTRAL (19 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
Take the 100-level courses first, 200-level courses before 300-level courses, 300-level before 400-level; take CRJ 470/475 last.
CRJ 101 Seminar in Justice Studies 1
CRJ 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CYB 107 Computer Hardware and Peripherals OR 3
CYB 228 Cyber Technologies for Criminal Justice 3
CYB 205 Software Foundations for Cybersecurity  OR 3
CSC 207 Linux for Security and Forensics 3
CYB 333 Information Security 3
CRJ 335 Cybercrime Law and Investigations OR 3
GOV 341 Jurisprudence of the Criminal Law 3
CYB 362 Information System Threats, Attacks & Defenses 3
     
B. CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL (12 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
PSY/SOC 211 Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences OR 3
ECN 241 Statistics OR 3
MAT 112 Basic Statistics 3
SOC 274 Criminology 3
SOC 376 Criminological Research Methods 3
MAT 147 Mathematics for Cyber Security 3
     
C. ETHICS (3 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
PHI 107 Ethics OR 3
PHI 108 Professional Ethics 3
     
D. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (6-9 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
CRJ 461 Proseminar in Justice Studies 3
CRJ 470 Internship (department restrictions apply) OR 6
CRJ 475

Senior Project

If taking CRJ 475 for 3 credits, must take an additional CRJ 300 level 3-credit elective. Permission of advisor required.

3 - 6

Specialization Courses

Please select one specialization. All courses listed are needed to complete a specialization. Take lower numbered courses before higher numbered courses (e.g., take 100-level courses before 200-level courses).
A. INFORMATION ASSURANCE (23 credit hours) Credit Hours
CSC 101 Computer Science I 3
CSC 201 Discrete Mathematics I 4
CSC 225 Introduction to the UNIX Operating System 3
CSC 316 Object-oriented Programming 3
CSC 323 Introduction to Networks  OR  
CYB 337 Computer Network Investigations 3
CYB 348 Information Assurance Risk and Compliance 3
CYB 438 System Vulnerability Assessments 3
     
B. CYBERCRIME AND FRAUD INVESTIGATION (21 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
CRJ 232 Economic Crime Theory OR 3
CRJ 321 White-collar Criminology 3
CYB 338 Applied Cryptography OR 3
CYB 348 Information Assurance Risk and Compliance 3
CYB 355 Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics I 3
CYB 356 Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics II 3
CYB 455 Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics III 3
CRJ 347 Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies 3
CRJ 354 Payment Systems and Fraud 3
     
C. NETWORK FORENSICS AND INTRUSION INVESTIGATION (21 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
CSC 101 Computer Science I 3
CYB 337 Computer Network Investigations 3
CYB 355 Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics I 3
CYB 356 Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics II 3
CYB 438 System Vulnerability Assessment 3
CYB 455 Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics III 3
CYB 457 Network Forensics 3
     
D. CYBER OPERATIONS (21 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
CSC 101 Computer Science I 3
CSC 316 Object-oriented Programming  3
CYB 339 Cyber Operations Tools   3
CSC 323 Introduction to Networks OR 3
CYB 337 Computer Network Investigations 3
CYB 338 Applied Cryptography 3
CYB 438 System Vulnerability Assessment 3
CYB 439 Introduction to Malware Analysis 3