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Online Master of Science in Criminology: Cybercrime & Terrorism Focus

Cybercrime Degree Online

A fast-growing segment of criminology is cybercrime, which encompasses all criminal activity involving computers, networks, and hacking. Cybercrime also encompasses cyber terrorism, along with economic and organized crimes that take place online. As we spend more and more of our time in the digital world, the discipline of cyber criminology becomes more and more important.

The Cybercrime/Terrorism Focus Area within the Master of Science in Criminology degree requires 9-credit hours of coursework. The required courses are outlined below and can be taken online or on campus.

The M.S. in Criminology degree requires 36 credit hours regardless of the focus area pursued. The classes in the Cybercrime/Terrorism Focus will replace three graduate courses approved by your academic advisor. Additionally, course 660 is a prerequisite for the focus area courses.

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Pursuing a focus area in cybercrime provides a great opportunity to fortify expertise in this particular area within criminology and strengthens marketability to future employers who are joining in the fight against cyber terrorism. Join organizations like the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, private cybersecurity firms, and security software companies in spreading awareness and finding solutions to cybersecurity threats.

Cyber-attacks are a constant threat to our government and corporations throughout the public and private sector, and this specialized discipline of criminology will give you the skills to stand up against them and make the digital world a safer place.

Cyber Crime Degree Courses

To earn your Master of Science in the cybercrime/terrorism discipline of criminology at Regis University, nine credit hours are required including:

  • Computer Forensics, Law, Evidence and Cyber Terrorism
    An introductory examination of the knowledge and skills needed to join the computer forensics field
  • Enterprise Information Assurance
    Explore the basic security standards, practices and strategies related to Information Assurance (IA)
  • Risk Management
    Prepare to evaluate an organization’s existing security systems and actions required to defend against information security threats.

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