Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Cybersecurity Major Requirements

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Leadership Skill Development1
or CRIM 1000 Criminal Justice at Northeastern
CS 1210Professional Development for CCIS Co-op1
Discrete Structures
A grade of C– or higher is required:
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
Computer Science Fundamentals Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required in each course:
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3000Algorithms and Data4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3650Computer Systems4
CS 3700Networks and Distributed Systems4
Cybersecurity Required Courses
CS 2550Foundations of Cybersecurity4
CS 3740Systems Security4
CS 4740Network Security4
Cybersecurity Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Logic and Computation
Mobile and Wireless Systems
Wireless Network
Software Vulnerabilities and Security
Programming Languages
Software Development
Large-Scale Parallel Data Processing
Large-Scale Information Storage and Retrieval
Machine Learning and Data Mining 1
Security Risk Management and Assessment
Information System Forensics
and Lab for IA 5210
Human Computer Interaction
Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics
Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization
and Lab for EECE 2322
Computer Architecture and Organization
Microprocessor-Based Design
and Lab for EECE 4534
Number Theory 1
Introduction to Cryptography
Free Speech in Cyberspace
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Law, Policy, and Society
Topics in Law and Public Policy
Technology and Human Values
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Public Policy and Administration
Law and Society
International Law
International Security
U.S. National Security Policy
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Computer Science Senior Seminar
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1

Supporting Courses

Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering

Computer Science Writing Requirement

College Writing
Complete one of the following:4
First-Year Writing
First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one of the following:4
Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions
Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences
Advanced Writing for Prelaw
Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Criminal Justice Requirements

Core Requirements
CRIM 1100Introduction to Criminal Justice4
CRIM 2100Criminal Due Process4
CRIM 2200Criminology4
CRIM 3600Criminal Justice Research Methods4
CRIM 3700Criminal Justice Statistics4
Thematic Elective
Complete one of the following:4
The Death Penalty
Human Trafficking
Corruption, Integrity, and Accountability
Crime, Media, and Politics
Survey Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Criminal Violence
Global Criminology
Psychology of Crime
Criminal Law
Youth Crime and Justice
Punishment in the Age of Mass Incarceration
System-Wide Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Criminal Justice Elective
Complete one CRIM course. 4
Criminal Justice Capstone
Complete one of the following:4
Senior Capstone Seminar
Cybersecurity Capstone
Research Projects on National Security

Criminal Justice Co-op Integration

Co-op students should complete at least one of the following courses. CRIM 3000 is required for the first co-op. CRIM 4000 is required if a second co-op is taken:
CRIM 3000Co-op Integration Seminar 21
CRIM 4000Co-op Integration Seminar 31

Integrative Requirement

Cybersecurity Integrative Course
CS 4170The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Data and Digital Technologies4
or IA 5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Criminal Justice Integrative Course
Complete one of the following:4
Crime Prevention
Political Crime and Terrorism
Organized Crime
Corporate Security: Securing the Private Sector
Policing a Democratic Society
Topics in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Required General Electives

Complete six general electives.24

Cybersecurity GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all computer and information science courses.

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required.