Cybercriminology and Security Studies (B.S.)


The online bachelor of science (B.S.) in cybercriminology and security studies is designed to equip students with a strong baseline understanding of a growing category of 21st century crime. Graduates of the program possess a comprehensive understanding of national, corporate, and cyber security and the protection of physical facilities theories and practices, and are prepared for supervisory-level positions within security, law enforcement, and business environments.

Coursework includes a required core of criminology and criminal justices courses —plus a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Cybercrime: Under this concentration, students will develop the ability to analyze, investigate, and respond to digital threats (virtual crimes).

  • Physical Security: Under this concentration, students will develop the ability to analyze the global complexities and implications of corporate security, retail security, loss prevention, overall procedures, and operations.

Students benefit from classes taught by award-winning faculty who hold doctorates in criminology, criminal justice, jurisprudence, sociology, public administration, and computer science. Many have experience in the field in policing, corrections, criminal investigators, security assessment, cyber security, and digital forensics.

The program is open to entering freshmen (with no previous college experience) as well as transfer students. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.

The online Cybercriminology and Security Studies Program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

All courses are offered online. Campus visits are not required.

Required Courses


The events of 9/11 changed the way Americans look at all aspects of public safety. The need for resilient security professionals who are prepared to deal with every facet of national, homeland, corporate, and cyber security has never been greater. This is a growing sector of employment that is currently underserved.

Graduates of the Cybercriminology and Security Studies Program will be prepared to assume leadership roles in diverse areas of security.  In addition, the program is excellent preparation for graduate study in private security leadership, cybercrime and security, and other related fields.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.