In the fast-paced digital age, where every click and keystroke leaves a digital footprint, the importance of safeguarding our virtual realms has never been more critical. Enter Salem University’s Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice & Cybersecurity, where tradition meets innovation to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex terrain of cyberspace.

About Salem’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice — Cybersecurity

A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in cybersecurity opens doors to a multitude of career opportunities within the realm of law enforcement, corrections, legal professions, and beyond. With a focus on cybersecurity, our program provides a comprehensive understanding of both the criminal justice system and the intricacies of digital security.

Career Prospects for Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree Graduates

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in cybersecurity can help you prepare for entry-level employment in careers like:

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Inspection, Investigation and Compliance
  • Computer Forensics Analyst

You could also qualify for a position as an agent with a variety of federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, ATF, Secret Service, US Marshals and Immigrations & Customs Enforcement.

Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum & Learning Outcome

Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to blend core criminal justice principles with specialized cybersecurity training. From foundational courses in criminal law and evidence to advanced topics in cybercrime investigation and digital forensics, our program offers a holistic approach to criminal justice education. Topics covered include:

  • Legal and Practical Aspects of Data Collection and Digital Evidence: Delve into the legal frameworks governing data collection and learn practical techniques for gathering and preserving digital evidence.
  • Networking Theory and Concepts: Explore the fundamentals of networking theory within the context of various network environments, from small corporate offices to complex enterprise networks.
  • Fundamentals of Computer Network Security: Gain insights into the basics of computer network security, including cryptography, system security, and security research.
  • Implementation of Information Security Systems: Learn to design and implement information security systems using a layered approach to protect against malware, viruses, cybercrime, and other threats.

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity Courses

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program with a specialization in Cybersecurity requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core criminal justice credits and cybersecurity courses for beginners. The criminal justice core courses include:

  • CJU205 Criminal Law
  • CJU210 Criminal Evidence and Constitutional Procedure
  • CJU230 Criminal Investigation and Forensics
  • CJU233 Crisis Intervention
  • CJU242 Domestic Violence
  • CJU270 Terrorism
  • CJU405 Constitutional Law
  • CJU408 Criminal Justice Research and Statistics
  • CJU440 Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CJU499 Capstone

Designed with beginners in mind, our cybersecurity courses provide a solid foundation in essential concepts and practices. You’ll also take 15 credits in the Cybersecurity specialization:

  • IT405 Computer Forensics
  • IT410 Enterprise Networking
  • IT420 Information Systems Security
  • IT425 Advanced Cybersecurity
  • IT450 Special Topics

Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to embark on your journey toward a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice — Cybersecurity, now is the time to take action. Contact us or start a live chat today to learn more about our program and how it can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.