The area of security and crime science is one which is not well developed in Zambia. Levels of crime across the broad spectrum have been increasing and solving some of these have been a challenge. The Bachelor of Science in Security and Crime Science (BSC) programme is aimed at creating a new generation of leaders in the crime, intelligence and security sectors of the Zambian society, people who will be able to solve a variety of crimes but particularly those related to computer crimes. In the programmes, use will be made of science from different disciplines ranging from psychology, political science, statistics, computer science and forensic sciences in tackling real world crime problems and develop creative and ethical ways to increase security in a changing world.
The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Security and Crime Science programme is to equip candidates with specialist knowledge about intelligence and forensics, as well as transferable skills in statistics, pattern analysis system design and project management.
To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Security and Crime Science (BSC) Degree Programme an applicant must have a minimum of five credits at O’ level or a holder of Grade 12 certificate including English and Mathematics and must satisfy the entrance requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Security and Crime Science (BSC) programme which are:
- Holder of a Grade 12 Certificate
- Holder of any other relevant advanced diploma in ICT or related field
- Holder of any relevant 3 year diploma in any ICT or related area from a reputable college or university
- Three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics or equivalent
- People with relevant security and crime experience supported by appropriate CV and reference(s) may be admitted on mature-age basis subject to approval by an admissions panel.