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Pursue Your Passions for Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice

Point Park University's fully online B.S. in Cybersecurity and Investigation program is designed to equip students with the technical and criminal justice expertise needed to address cybercrime in the real world. Cybersecurity continues to grow in priority as intelligence, law enforcement and national security receive more focus and face the challenges of a changed world. 

Criminal activity related to cybercrime is increasing exponentially all over the world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Both private and public industries are realizing a need for protection and understanding when it comes to cybercrime. With the incidence of cybercrime expected to continue to grow, graduates of Point Park's fully online B.A. in Cybersecurity and Investigation program will continue to be in demand for years to come.

Curriculum

All courses in this program are offered fully online so you can earn your degree alongside your other professional and personal responsibilities. You’ll benefit from courses taught by professors who have hands on expertise in the field, so you’ll be career-ready when you graduate.

The security and investigation curriculum helps bridge the gap between traditional technical training in cybersecurity and the desire to specialize in the field of cybercrime. Students will learn how to research, understand, and explore issues and provide critical analysis on cybercrime and cyber enforcement.

Career Options

As the cybercrime field continues to grow, more graduates will be needed to enter the workforce. Cybercrime professionals work in a variety of settings.

Graduates may accept jobs in:

  • Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Private Industry

With a degree in Cybersecurity and Investigation, graduates might:

  • Solve security problems
  • Become information security analysts
  • Perform digital forensics for a policy department
  • Conduct counter terrorism or crime analysis for the FBI
  • Enter a project management field to research and model software used to protect organizations against cybercrime or to model potential vulnerabilities in computer software that cyber criminals might attack.

Faculty bring industry experience to courses

Courses are taught by faculty who are passionate, experienced practitioners. The criminal justice program also features an active advisory board comprised of University faculty and working criminal justice professionals who designed the innovative curriculum.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Sean Elliot Martin. File photo
  • Served as a consultant, trainer, researcher, writer and business intelligence analyst for a variety of domestic and international organizations and companies
  • Founder and grandmaster (10th degree black belt) of the Kage-Essensu Defense System