Cyber Criminology

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.

Program Purpose

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Program Map

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. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
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)


Introduction to Business Information System

3 Major Requirement

ENG 101 or ENG 

Freshman Composition 1 3 GE-Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (recommended) GE- Social/Behavioral Sciences
ARH 141 Survey of World Art 1/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Arts

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
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

Course Course Title Credits Area
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

Course Course Title Credits Area
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
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Transfer Information

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

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.

Additional Information

Check the Administration of Justice and Homeland Security program page for additional information about this degree.