B.S. in Information Technology with Concentration in Security & Forensics
Courses in this concentration will cover a range of topics in the Cyber Defense field, including an overview of cybersecurity and information assurance, cyber threats and security design principles, cryptography, policies and the governing laws, secure systems, network and database administration. Additionally, the students will learn the principles of computer forensics, file system forensic analysis, and applications of computer forensic hardware and software tools and techniques, among other subject areas.
The students completing the B.S. in Information Technology with Security & Forensics concentration program are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion of a NSA & DHS designated CAE/CDE program of study.
Program Requirements (123 credits):
|1st Semester||(14 credits)|
|2nd Semester||(14 credits)|
Introduction to Digital Media
Academic Research & Writing
Preparing for Professional Life
|3rd Semester||(16 credits)|
EGTG2210 Technical Communications
INFO2101 Computer Programming I for IT
INFO2105 Internet & Web Applications
Laboratory Science Elective
UNIV2001 Cross-Cultural Perspectives
|4th Semester||(16 credits)|
INFO2102 Computer Programming II for IT
ENGR2286 Digital Systems Design
INFO2106 Web Site Design & Management
Laboratory Science Elective
UNIV2002 Global Issues
|5th Semester||(15 credits)|
Modern Tech: Principles/Applications/Impact
Applied Statistics I
Survey of Computing Security
Computer Technologies and Cyber Crime
|6th Semester||(15 credits)|
Human Computer Interface
Digital Media Publishing
Linux System Administration
|7th Semester||(18 credits)|
Management & Engineering Economics
Data Communication & Computer Networks I
IT needs Assessment & Management
File System Forensic Analysis and Investigation
|8th Semester||(15 credits)|
Data Communication & Computer Networks II
Foundations of Cybersecurity
Computer Forensic, Software and Hardware Applications
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE: Three credits must be selected from the Information Technology approved list of Technical Electives, which can be obtained from the School of Computer Sciences and Engineering. The courses must be approved by an academic advisor. Students can elect to participate in a cooperative educational experience and earn up to three credits.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATIONS: Students can select one or both of the two concentration areas—Web Development Technology, Network and System Administration. Web Development Technology requires students to take INFO4844: Programming for the Internet in their 7th semester and Network and System Administration requirements are automatically met.
MINOR OR CONCENTRATION: Students will automatically complete the requirements for a minor in Computer Forensics upon successful completion of the degree program.
LABORATORY SCIENCE ELECTIVES: Students are required to complete one full-year laboratory science sequence totaling eight (8) credits from the following courses: PHYS2101, PHYS2102 General Physics I & II and PHYS2201, PHYS2202 Physics Laboratory I & II; CHEM1201, CHEM1202 General Chemistry I & II and CHEM1203, CHEM 1204 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II; or BIOL1251, BIOL 1252 General Biology I & II and BIOL1253, BIOL1254 General Biology Laboratory I & II.
ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Students must take ENGR3000 Modern Technologies: Principles, Applications & Impacts to satisfy this requirement.
A minimum of 123 credits is required for graduation.