Bachelor of Science

Criminal Justice

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Why Choose IW Online?

Jump start your career and serve your community by earning an online Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Iowa Wesleyan University – a regionally accredited, not-for-profit liberal arts institution. With IW's 100% online criminal justice degree program you will learn career relevant, real world, and effective approaches to help you become a leader in state, federal, and private law enforcement. Online program options include concentrations in homeland security, cyber security, advanced cyber security or computer forensic investigation in addition to the general criminal justice program.


Program Highlights:

  • 120 credit hours
  • 8 week courses
  • Six start dates throughout the year


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Cyber Security Concentration
18 Semester Credit Hours
  • Computer Networks
  • TCP/IP Networks
  • Security Operations
  • Cyber Security of Physical Systems
  • Network Security
  • Information Security

Computer Forensic Investigation Concentration
18 Semester Credit Hours
  • Introduction to Computer Crime
  • Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime
  • Computer Crime Scene Investigation
  • Information Security
  • Criminal Intelligence Analysis
  • Computer Forensics

Homeland Security Concentration
18 Semester Credit Hours
  • Terrorism and Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Principles of Terrorism
  • Understanding Terrorism
  • Terrorism and U.S. National Security
  • Elements and Issues in Counter-terrorism
  • Emergency Planning

Courses begin six times each year. Learn more about start dates, application deadlines, and our hassle-free admissions process today.

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