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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Computer Information Systems and Security - BS in Criminal Justice


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Today’s criminals often leave a digital trail, and law enforcement agencies must protect confidential information as well as extract key data involved in crimes. This concentration will help students understand the technology infrastructure that underlies information systems, gain access to key Internet services and applications, and learn to prevent information security network attacks. In this concentration, students will explore basic approaches to computer forensics, analyze information systems for evidence of illegal or inappropriate activities, and consider the legal, ethical, and policy implications of forensic techniques. This concentration will broaden the skills needed for a position as a computer and cyber crime professional in government, corporate information security departments, law enforcement agencies, and law firms.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (40 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (60 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (60 cr.)


Choose 12 courses from general education, BS in Criminal Justice, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 10 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 60 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.