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Cyber Forensics/Information Security, BS

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Forensics/Information Security is a completion program for graduates of associate of science programs in computer-related fields. It provides students with the technical expertise and investigation skills required to detect and prevent cybercrimes. Students will also be able to assess system weaknesses and suggest solutions that will provide protection against cybercriminal attacks.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To provide students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and communication skills needed in the field of Cyber Forensics/Information Security
  • To assist students in becoming proficient in the use of information technology security tools and basic forensic techniques for the collection, preservation, analysis, and reporting of digital network evidence
  • To enhance students’ ability to plan for, detect, respond to, and recover from incidences that require network forensic activity
  • To equip students with the skills needed to analyze the legal considerations for investigating and prosecuting computer crimes to develop a forensic process that is defensible in court

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in a computer-related field.
  • The following lower division courses must be successfully completed before beginning upper division major courses.  (Course equivalency is established by the dean of academic affairs from official transcripts received from accredited institutions)
Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
College Algebra OR College Mathematics OR Applications of Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelors of Science degree in Cyber Forensics/Information Security, students must earn 60.0 upper division credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Cyber Forensics/information Security Major Courses (51.0 credit hours)
Accounting for Non-Financial Majors 3.0 credit hours
Legal and Ethical Environments of Business 3.0 credit hours
Ethics in Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Security Policies and Disaster Preparedness 3.0 credit hours
System Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Criminal Evidence and Procedures 3.0 credit hours
Systems Design 3.0 credit hours
Cyber Crimes 3.0 credit hours
White-Collar and Economic Crime 3.0 credit hours
Database Management Systems 3.0 credit hours
Information Technology Planning 3.0 credit hours
Digital Media Forensics 3.0 credit hours
Network Forensics 3.0 credit hours
Computer System Forensic Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Network Defense and Countermeasures 3.0 credit hours
Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education (12.0 credit hours)
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statisticals 3.0 credit hours

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