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The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in cybercriminology and security studies.
The Cybercriminology and Security Studies Program 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:
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.
Facilities include two well-equipped laboratories for hands-on experience: a forensic laboratory for forensic investigations, and a cyber-laboratory for cyber security and intelligence investigations.
The School of Criminology and Security Studies sponsors activities and conferences that enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the field—and also sponsors a chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the national criminal justice professional fraternity. Additional opportunities are available through the School’s partnerships with agencies, universities, and organizations located in Indiana—and throughout the world.
In addition, the School participates in an annual career fair that enables students to explore employment opportunities with recruitment representatives from criminal justice agencies, the military, nonprofits, and private sector companies in Indiana—and throughout the United States.
Special Note: The Cybercriminology and Security Studies Program is offered on the Terre Haute campus. The program is also offered via online learning.
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.
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.
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.