Cyber Criminology at UA

Minor Program

Dr. Diana Dolliver and UAPD Assistant Chief Clay Hickman
Dr. Diana Dolliver and UAPD Assistant Chief Clay Hickman at the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force located in Cyber Hall on UA’s campus.

The cyber criminology minor combines the technical aspects of thwarting cyber attacks and processing digital forensic evidence with classes on understanding criminal motivations. The 18-credit hour minor includes classes in the departments of criminal justice, computer science, psychology, and accounting.

Learn more about the minor requirements in the UA undergraduate catalog.

CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service: SFS@BAMA

SFS@BAMA is an interdisciplinary scholarship program for students interested in careers in cybersecurity-related professions (examples include, but are not limited to the following: Network Attack, Network Defense, Cybercrime Investigation, Cyber Ops Planner, Security Architect, Cyber Policy and Strategy Manager). The SFS@BAMA (NSF-1946599) program seeks to address the growing national need for highly-trained, well-rounded cyber security professionals by recruiting a diverse set of scholars from three academic programs at The University of Alabama: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Computer Science, and Management Information Systems.

Students who receive an SFS@BAMA scholarship will participate in summer internships and become part of the Federal CyberCorps®, whose mission is to ensure the protection of critical U.S. government infrastructure. Upon graduation, SFS@BAMA scholars are required to serve in a paid cyber security position in the government for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The SFS@BAMA program provides support for identifying potential summer internships as well as the post-graduation position.

For more information and to apply to the program, visit the SFS@BAMA official site.

Digital Forensics and Darknet Investigations

The Digital Forensics and Darknet Investigations site is a hub for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students, and anyone interested in cybercrime and cyber security-related topics. Find the latest information on cutting-edge studies conducted on international cyber security matters, criminal activities on the Tor Network, and online criminality, as well as other cybercrime resources.

Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force

Created through a partnership between The University of Alabama and local law enforcement agencies, the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force cyber forensics lab represents a unique partnership between academics and law enforcement professionals. The JECTF lab assists local and national law enforcement officials with processing digital evidence for use in cybercrime investigations and prosecutions. The lab is also a teaching facility, providing internships for UA graduate and undergraduate students throughout the year.