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Curriculum Cyber Crime Certificate

Program of Study

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science offers an eighteen-hour Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime that provides graduates with specialized skills in these areas. This interdisciplinary program is offered entirely online and offers tools, technologies and methodologies relevant for advanced study in cyber security, information assurance, computer forensics and Internet-related investigations.

  • Each student will file a Plan of Study with the Office of Graduate Admissions
  • Minimum grade of B is required in three 3-credit hour courses in cyber affairs and security.
  • Each student must successfully complete an exit interview with program faculty after completing all courses.

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Program Requirements
Courses Credits
Choose six (6) courses from the following. A minimum grade of B is required.
CRJU 5001(G) Cyber Security 3 credits
CRJU 5002(G) Cyber Security II 3 credits
CRJU 5003(G) Cyber Forensics 3 credits
CRJU 7862 Special Topics in Criminal Investigations in Cyber Security 3 credits
CRJU 7864 Rules of Evidence/Legal Aspects of Cyber Security 3 credits
CRJU 7865 First Responder Tools and Application 3 credits
CRJU 7880 Practicum I 3 credits
CRJU 7881 Practicum II 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 18 credits

Course Descriptions

CRJU 5001(G) Cyber Security
Prerequisites: None
Current standards and best practice in information assurance and security. Topics include evaluation of security models, risk assessment, treat analysis, security implementation, disaster recovery planning and security policy formation and implementation. (Cross-listed as ITEC 5001G.)
CRJU 5002(G) Cyber Security II
Prerequisite: CRJU 5001G
Concepts of countermeasures and safeguards such as remote access controls, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, virtual private networks and data encryption. (Cross-listed as ITEC 5002G.)
CRJU 5003(G) Cyber Forensics
Graduate Prerequisite: none
Application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to gather evidence suitable for presentation in a court of law. Techniques of cyber crime scene analysis, media analysis, and the use of various forensic tools.
CRJU 7862 Special Topics in Criminal Investigations in Cyber Security
Prerequisites: None
Description: Examines contemporary issues in cyber security policy and technology development. Topics change depending on national and international issues in cyber crime.
Rationale: Allows students to tailor concentration for cyber security and affairs within the master's degree in criminal justice.
CRJU 7864 Rules of Evidence/Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
Prerequisites: None
Description: Examines cyber security policies that include the Patriot Act, Foreign Intelligence Act (FISA), Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA and wire intercept), Privacy Protection Act (PPA) and the Electronic Communications Act (ECPA), as these policies and others direct and impact cyber security.
Rationale: This course provides the legal framework for cyber affairs and security as it operates in the United States and abroad
CRJU 7865 First Responder Tools and Application
Prerequisites: None
Description: Examines basic computer forensic tools and applications that include seizure, imaging and analysis of computer media, with reference to computer hard drive and forms of storage.
Rationale: Provides students with advanced professional development in cyber security forensics
CRJU 7880 PRACTICUM
Planned program of research observation, study and work in selected criminal justice agencies. Graded on an S or U basis.
CRJU 7881 PRACTICUM II
Prerequisite or co-requisite: CRJU 8880
Planned program of research observation, study, and work in selected criminal justice agencies. Graded on an S or U basis.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 18
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$400
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