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AU Trojan

When you connect to the Internet, you open yourself to vulnerabilities that need to be secured. You can help create that security through AU’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice. This interdisciplinary program combines the digital world with the principles of law enforcement and investigation. It prepares you to enter a myriad of cybersecurity careers where you can be at the leading edge of protecting people, cities, states and the country.

Why AU?

Our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice differs from programs at other universities in the following ways:

  • Combines classes from two relevant and related majors: Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice
  • AU’s professors have experience as cybersecurity experts and leaders.
  • Faculty members carry crucial certifications, such as CISSP, CCSP and CEH.
  •  A dedicated cybersecurity lab
  •  A cybersecurity advisory board of industry experts to mentor students
  • Christian mission

Coursework

The Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice program requires 123 hours of coursework. Here are a sample of the classes you’ll take:

  • Constitutional Law: Build your foundation as a law enforcement specialist by studying the scope and reach of the Constitution.
  • Digital Forensics: Learn how to search for digital clues that signal past or current crimes, capture the information, copy it, and unravel what happened.
  • Ethical Hacking: Sharpen your ability to probe systems for weaknesses, find the cracks and then create a solution to protect the vulnerabilities.

Career Outlook

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Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to pursue the following cybersecurity positions and fields:

  • Cybersecurity analyst: $98,350*
  • Information security management: $115,000
  • Digital forensics: $85,000
  • Cybersecurity advisor: $100,000
  • Pen/penetration testing: $102,000

In addition to being ready for the workforce, as a Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice major, you’ll be prepared for graduate study, including pursuit of a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Cyber Intelligence, an MBA, or advanced studies in Cyber Law.

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*Recent national median salaries sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Cyberseek.org