COMPUTER FORENSICS

Computer Forensics Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
Overview

This Computer Forensics Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree prepares students for a rewarding career in cyber or digital forensics with the technical competencies required in the workplace. Students acquire advanced theoretical and practical background in various operating systems, hand-held devices, networks, accounting and file systems, as well as electronic discovery of data. Students are also provided advanced tools to search hard drives for hidden or deleted files, decode or recover files, and be able to testify in court with admissible digital evidence or findings. Graduates are thus equipped with advanced skills to collect, process, preserve, analyze and present digital evidence in computer-related criminal investigations.

Courses

180 Credit Hours Minimum
Length: 36 months (18 months beyond Associate degree)

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc

Associate degree or equivalent plus the following classes (see Undergraduate Admissions section for a description of the Sullivan 2 + 2 programs):

Course Titles Credit Hours
ACT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 224 Professional Development 4
CSC 105 Introduction to Programming 4
CSC 146 Legal Issues in Forensics 4
CSC 147 Forensics I 4
CSC 200 Principles of Technology 4
CSC 240 Visual Programming 4
CSC 247 Forensics II 4
CSC 248 Digital Forensic Analysis 4
CSC 347 File Forensics 4
CSC 348 Mobile Forensics 4
CSC 405 Advanced Telecommunications and Networking 4
CSC 414 Senior Seminar in Information Technology 4
CSC 448 Forensic Accounting 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
GEN 215 Human Dynamics 4
MNE 108 Computer Hardware Fundamentals 4
MNE 109 Computer Network Fundamentals 4
MNE 111 Administrating Windows 4
MNE 203 Introduction to Linux 4
MNE 204 Linux Server-Configuring the X Window Sytem 4
MNE 212 Security Certified Specialist 4
MNE 213 Computer Security Fundamentals 4
MNE 320 Certified Ethical Hacking 4
MNE 360 Network Penetration Testing 4
MNE 365 Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator 4
MNE 430 Security Design and Compliance I 4
MTH 101 College Mathematics 4
MTH 201 College Algebra 4
MTH 202 Introduction to Statistics 4
MTH 305 Discrete Math 4
PSA 102 Introduction to Legal Systems 4
PSY 214 Introduction to Psychology 4
SOC 214 Introduction to Sociology 4
Credit Hours   144
General Studies Electives Students must choose three additional General Education
classes, including one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category
and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These
classes are in addition to the required General Education classes
listed in the associate and bachelor’s curricula. See the Table of
Contents for the complete list of General Education classes and
minimum requirements.
12
Free Electives Elective classes are selected in consultation with the student’s
faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the
student’s personal objectives or associate degree.
24
Total Credit Hours   180

Important note: if the Associate degree or other transfer credit does not include the prerequisite courses for the required courses listed, those classes must also be completed for the Bachelor’s degree.

More

What are some websites with more information on the Computer Network Security & Forensics field?

http://www.nsa.gov/ America’s code breakers and code makers, the core missions of the NSA and CSS are to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signal intelligence information. Their website includes cryptologic heritage and historical information on the agency and its evolvement.

http://www.staysafeonline.org/ The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the pre-eminent public-private partnership working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), corporate sponsors and partners and nonprofit collaborators to promote cyber security awareness for home users, small and medium sized businesses, and primary and secondary education.

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