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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

A minimum of 15 credit hours must be completed. A full-time student may complete this program in one semester.

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn this minor degree are completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

All Digital Criminology minors must complete the 180-hour online Practicum in Evidence-Based Cybersecurity (CRJU 4996) during their senior year. These students must enroll in CRJU 4996 no later than the Monday before the beginning of classes in the academic term during which you plan to register for this class and review the CRJU 4996 online internship page for the corresponding requirements and deadlines.

Digital Criminology, Minor

The minor in digital criminology is open to all undergraduate Georgia State students. The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology offers a minor in digital criminology.  The minor is comprised of 15 credit hours and offers students across Georgia State the opportunity to understand cybercrime and develop real-life, practical skills to prepare them for public or private sector careers in cybersecurity.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology emphasizes issues of crime and justice occurring in urban environments from a multicultural, interdisciplinary perspective to inform science, policy and practice. The department produces students who are critical and ethical thinkers, knowledgeable about the issues of crime and justice, and prepared for leadership positions in public and private criminal justice. The Evidence-Based Cyber-Security Group is housed within the department and strives to advance our empirical understanding of cyber crime and cybersecurity and train the next generation of professionals to put these lessons into practice.

Program Details

The minor in criminal justice is open to all undergraduate Georgia State students.

Students interested in this minor should visit the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity webpage for details and contact their academic advisor in their major/college and talk to them about how these 15 credits can be incorporated into their major program of study.  If your degree does not allow minors to be attached to your major, we still welcome you to take the courses in these minor areas to further enhance and supplement your portfolio of skills and resume.

If you would like to meet with an advisor to discuss one of these minors, please contact our Office of Academic Assistance.

Criminal Justice majors who are also enrolled in the Digital Criminology minor can choose to take CRJU 4996 and an additional 4000-level criminal justice elective to satisfy the Area J: Capstone and Internship requirement of the major. Criminal Justice majors may also choose to count CRJU 4996 as an Area K: Criminal Justice Elective and satisfy their Area J: Capstone and Internship requirement using the CRJU 4935 option. These students should review the CRJU 4935 online internship page for the corresponding requirements and deadlines.

Visit the catalog for details on the Digital Criminology Minor curriculum.



Graduates with a Digital Criminology minor will be well positioned to pair this credential with the insights that they gained in any number of major fields of study (e.g., Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Public Management and Policy, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, English, Psychology, Business Administration, Finance) to work for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, and private organizations to help detect, investigate and reduce the growing threat of cybercrime.


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