Academic Catalog


Minor Cybercrime Minor

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The interdisciplinary minor in cybercrime provides students with an understanding of crime and deviance in the digital environment.  Students will be required to take two introductory courses in the cybercrime and cybersecurity majors, respectively.  In these core courses, students will learn the fundamental issues involved in cybersecurity (computer system architectures, critical infrastructures, cyber threats and vulnerabilities) and cybercrime (defining and describing the different types of computer-related crimes, the techniques used by law enforcement, and the legal issues inherent in combating cybercrime).  They can then expand their knowledge by taking electives in psychology, political science, criminal justice, information technology, or cybersecurity.  The minor aspires to develop graduates who can think critically about how human behavior impacts and is impacted by computer technologies.

Three credit hours in the interdisciplinary minor may be in the major if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor. Interdisciplinary minors require 12 credit hours of 300/400-level courses selected from at least two different disciplines with a maximum of six credits from any one discipline. Course substitutions may be approved by the interdisciplinary minor coordinator.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement at Old Dominion University.