Cybercrime and Homeland Security

Cybercrime and Homeland Security

Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every organization in the world and is an increasing problem in people's everyday lives. If you want to be part of the solution, this major is for you!


Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every organization in the world and the cybersecurity industry is rapidly growing every day. Scranton's Bachelor's program in Cybercrime and Homeland Security is designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand for evaluating and managing complex cybersecurity incidents and threats. 

Why Cybercrime and Homeland Security is in Demand:

  • The expansion of the Internet and the availability of technological devices have resulted in an increase in computer crimes or cyber-related offenses. 
  • Responses to breaches in cybersecurity are increasingly reliant on criminal justice practitioners. 
  • In the real-world, cyber threats influence homeland security, private business and individual security, which increases the need for trained law enforcement, prosecutors or judges with the skills to understand and investigate cybercrime.

Is it for me?

  • Do you have an interest in investigation?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills you want to develop?
  • Are you thinking about a career as an investigator, information security officer, or a law enforcement agent?

Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Cybercrime and Homeland Security

Internships.   The proximity of our campus to the county seat – as well as accomplished alumni who hold prominent positions in local government and law – opens doors to coveted and competitive internships.
Balanced education.    Faculty members bring real-world experience as well as diverse research expertise into the classroom.
Catholic and Jesuit education.    Based on the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, we treat each student as an individual and take into account his or her unique gifts, challenges, needs and possibilities for a transformative educational journey.
Small classes.    High level of personal attention. Faculty members care about the personal as well as professional well-being of students.
Collaborations with other departments.    Cybercrime and Homeland Security is housed in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, in collaboration with the Department of Computing Sciences.

Faculty at Scranton have a genuine concern for each student and their personal, educational and spiritual development. It’s why we’re here.

– Harry Dammer, Ph.D.

  • Preparing You For Personal & Professional Successplus or minus

    We aim to give students a comprehensive education that they can use to propel their careers forward into the future of cybersecurity and homeland security. Through your coursework, you will have the chance to:

    • Explore social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime and cybersecurity
    • Enhance your understanding of cybercrime law and cybersecurity policies
    • Examine the historical and evolving concept of homeland security and emergency management
    • Develop your knowledge of strategies, countermeasures, and challenges of cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and cyber war
    • Gain hands-on experience developing and executing cybersecurity management systems
    • Gain hands-on experience advancing your understanding of digital forensics tools, techniques, and methods in response to cybersecurity risks across an organization

    As part of our Center for the Analysis & Prevention of Crime (CAPoC), our new Cyber-Forensics and Cybersecurity Lab combines faculty expertise, practitioner insight and student learning to enhance the technological and analytical capabilities of students, police officers and other criminal justice agencies in the regional community. 

  • What You'll Learnplus or minus


    Our curriculum is designed with input from experts and scholars. It includes:

    • Cybercrime
    • Cyber Law and Policy
    • Foundations of Cybersecurity
    • Cyber Intelligence
    • Introduction to Network Security
    • Digital Forensics Investigation
    • Ethical Hacking
    • Introduction to Homeland Security
    • Emergency Management
    • Terrorism and Homeland Security
    • Internship

    During this program, you will have the chance to develop an advanced understanding of key issues in cybercrime, cybersecurity and homeland security, honing practical skills you can apply on the job right away. To view the full curriculum, click here.

  • Pursue Your Passion and Make a Differenceplus or minus

    What differentiates Scranton from other universities? The Jesuit principle of being “men and women for and with others” applies to the focus of cybercrime and homeland security majors. In short, we educate students to uphold not just the law, but to show genuine concern for the dignity of each person in the system. 

    During your years at Scranton, there are numerous ways to get involved in community service and outreach, including Campus Ministry, Center for Social Service and Justice and the International Service Program.

    Students and alumni make a positive difference in society through internships and their chosen career path. A Jesuit education means that students are groomed to become professionals who act with integrity.


Where Will Cybercrime and Homeland Security Take Me?

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to pursue careers in both the public and private sectors, such as:

  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Information Security Officer
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Agent (e.g., FBI, Dept. of Homeland Security, NSA, CIA, US Secret Service, DEA, NYPD, State Police, etc.)
  • Military Officer
  • Legislative Assistant

How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge

One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty members are very active in helping them achieve their career goals. Faculty are visible and available across campus, and you’ll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to discuss ideas. 

Whether it’s advising or providing letters of references for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty members are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers, but also advocates for your professional, personal and spiritual development. 


Our department is certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Only five undergraduate criminal justice programs in the United States have achieved this certification in the last 10 years.

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For More Information

Office of Admissions
The Estate
Scranton, PA 18510
1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540

Department of Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity and Sociology
Michael J. Jenkins, Ph.D.
(570) 941-7455