A.A. - Transfer Degree
Victimization through the Internet is becoming more prevalent as cyber criminals have developed effective ways to remain anonymous. Cyber criminology explores Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior of today's interface of computer science, Internet science, and criminology. Classification and types of Computer Crimes and the legal considerations in collecting and analyzing computer evidence is essential in the investigation and prosecution. Constitutional restrictions including but not limited to privacy and searches and seizures play an important role in the world of cybercriminology.
Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in cyber criminology that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC's General Education focus areas.
- Describe basic computer software and hardware.
- Describe major computer application software categories.
- Define the purpose of a productivity software package along with its capabilities and limitations.
- Establish relationships to combine data from multiple tables.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform basic forensic data acquisition and analysis using computer and network-based applications and utilities.
- Explain what computer security is, where it came from, why it is important, and where it is going.
- Use good documentation techniques.
- Document code.
- Develop techniques to creating/storing usernames and passwords.
- Develop an action plan for securing a web based electronic site.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
First Semester: Fall
|AJS 101||Introduction to Administration of Justice||3||Departmental Requirement|
|AJS 109||Substantive Criminal Law||3||Departmental Requirement|
|CIS 120 or CIS 105||
Introduction to Computer Information Systems (recommended)
ENG 101 or ENG
|Freshman Composition 1||3||GE-Composition|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology (recommended)||3||GE- Social/Behavioral Sciences|
|ARH 141||Survey of World Art 1/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Arts|
Second Semester: Spring
|AJS 260||Procedural Criminal Law||3||Departmental Requirement|
|CIS 171||Computer Forensics||3||Major Requirement|
|CIS 175||Computer Security||3||Major Requirement|
|ENG 102||Freshman Composition 2||3||GE-Composition|
|MAT 142||College Mathematics with Applications or higher level approved math||3||GE- Mathematics|
|ENV 101||Environmental Science/GE||4||GE- Physical/Biological Science|
Third Semester: Fall
|AJS 275||Criminal Investigation||3||Departmental Requirement|
|CIS 154||Introduction to E-Commerce/E-Business||3||Major Requirement|
|CIS 275||Fundamentals of Network Security||3||Major Requirement|
|HLS 107||Introduction to Cyberterrorism||3||Departmental Requirement|
|BIO 100||Biology Concepts/GE (recommended)||4||GE- Physical/Biological Science|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|AJS 123||Ethics in Criminal Justice (recommended)||3||GE-Arts/Humanities|
|AJS 225||Criminology||3||GE-Social/Behavioral Sciences|
|SPC 215||Public Speaking/GE||3||GE - Additional Courses|
|POS 100||Introduction to Politics||3||GE - Additional Courses|
|Arizona State University||BS, BA||Criminology & Criminal Justice, Justice Studies (multiple program options)||None|
|Northern Arizona University||BS||Criminology & Criminal Justice, Justice Studies (multiple program options)||None|
|University of Arizona||BS, BAS||Criminal Justice Studiees, Administration of Justice (multiple program options)||2nd Proficiency|
Check the Administration of Justice and Homeland Security program page for additional information about this degree.