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College of Arts and Sciences | School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities


Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
Approximate Tuition Cost
Degree Features
Unlock the secrets of cybercrime investigation, digital forensics and cyber law enforcement
*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 8 semesters.

Cybercriminology Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Science degree in Cybercriminology incorporates the understanding of computer systems and networks with criminal behavior and processes in identifying, preventing, and investigating cyber-related threats and crimes. Students are involved in project-based research and other experiential learning opportunities in technology and the legal, ethical, and criminology aspects of modern crime, making them well-prepared for work in a myriad of professional positions ranging from security/intelligence analysts and investigators to network and security administrators.

Program Structure

  • 120 minimum credits
  • 9 CRIM courses (27 credits), 16 IT courses (50 credits), SOC Research (3 credits), TAS Capstone (3 credits), 37-38 credits additional requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Describe the scope of cyber threats and crimes.
  2. Apply criminological theories to the commission of computer-related crimes.
  3. Apply a solid foundational grounding in digital technologies to digital investigations to combat cybercrime or threats.
  4. Compare and contrast digital and traditional evidence as it relates to investigation, processing and use in prosecution.
  5. Define and apply policies that include privacy, regulatory, legal and ethical considerations as they relate to responding to and/or investigating cyber threats.

Cybercriminology Bachelor’s Degree Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.

First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.

Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.

Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar’s website.

Admission policies for undergraduate students may be found in the University Catalog’s Academic Policies.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the program’s Coursework tab.

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Important Dates

Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Classes Begin
Spring 2024 Semester
Classes Begin
Fall 2024

Cybercriminology Bachelor’s Degree Program Courses

Courses for the online BS in Cybercriminology frame a range of topics including, but not limited to, Criminal Law, Homeland Security, Intelligence and National Security, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism, among others.

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Cybercriminology Bachelor’s Degree Program Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$592.97 $1,778.91 $52,200 full-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$602.97 $1808.91 $53,200 - $53,600 full-time2

1The flat-rate semester fee of $6,526.80 applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. This program is calculated at 8 semesters. For part-time semesters: The $592.97 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,526.80 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). This program is calculated at 8 semesters. For part-time semesters: The $602.97 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Total program cost based on Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 credit hours for 8 semesters. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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