To pursue a degree in Cyber Crime Prevention, a student needs to educate him (or her) self in two primary fields – law enforcement, and computer technology and programming. Mastering both of these sets of skills will give you optimum position to use this degree in the private sector and make a good living with it. And perhaps even do some good along the way.
There are several levels of education one can earn in this field. You can start with a certificate in Cyber Crime, which usually requires about thirty six course hours, or twelve classes. An Associates Degree requires seventy two course hours. For those who want to really push forward with this, there are four-year Bachelor’s degrees, and beyond that Masters Degrees in this field. The higher you go, the more education you acquire, the more valuable you become a worker in the field.
In following this career track, here is a little of what you can expect in school: you will need to take criminal justice courses in areas such as ethics, rules of evidence and procedure, and learning local, state, and federal law and regulation. You will also need to take courses in programming and information technology, security, and computer forensics.
Here are a few schools and programs to get you started…
Must University offers a wide range of degrees and diplomas in Cyber Crime Prevention.
Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime
Undergraduate and Graduate Course Certificate in Cyber Crime
Undergraduate and Graduate Diploma in Cyber Crime.
Associate Degree (ASCJ) in Cyber Crime. Bachelors Degree (BSCJ) in Cyber Crime. Masters Degree (MSCJ) in Cyber Crime. Doctorate Degree (both DCJ and PhD) in Cyber Crime.
Anne Arundel Community College offers a Cyber Crime Degree Program for the Associate of Applied Science, and a Cyber Crime Certificate.
Utica College offers a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance.
American Intercontinental University offers a Bachelor of Information Technology in Computer Forensics.
Kaplan University offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice for Computer Crime.
South University offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Cyber Crime.
Virginia College Online offers a Masters of Science in Cyber Security.
Even when you narrow the search for this field of study, you still have several options of what to focus on. Of course, having a well rounded education is most beneficial, but will you choose to make yourself more valuable by developing a unique focus like one of these?
Cyber Security is about preventing systems from invasion by hackers and cyber criminals. Firewalls, network security, and other preventative measures and programs.
Computer Forensics brings a mastery of a computer’s memory, and how to access all information that has ever passed through a CPU. This also includes data recovery and collecting electronic evidence.
Cyberlaw focuses on the always-evolving laws involving cyber crime. Some of these crimes are too new to even be codified in our country’s laws yet, and cyberlaw can help navigate this gray area.