Digital Forensics and Incident Response is the sector of Information Security that applies forensic methodology and processes to examine data breaches, malware infestations, and other cyber-crimes. DF(IR) professionals are needed worldwide to detect compromised systems, discover how and when an attack occurred, understand what data was taken or changed, and quickly contain and remediate cyber incidents.
The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Incident Response program are to produce graduates whom:
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Forensics and Incident Response, students must complete 120 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 40 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|Lower Division Digital Forensics and Incident Response Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)|
|Data Forensics I||3.0 credit hours|
|Data Forensics II||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Computer Forensics||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Information Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Investigations||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Cyber Investigations||3.0 credit hours|
|Programming for Cybersecurity||3.0 credit hours|
|Supporting Client Operating Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Essentials of Networking||3.0 credit hours|
|Multi-User Operating Systems (Linux)||3.0 credit hours|
|Networking Software, Security & Admin||3.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|American History Pre 1877||3.0 credit hours|
|American History Post 1876||3.0 credit hours|
|Political Science||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (3.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Philosophy||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Digital Forensics and Incident Response Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)|
|Criminal Evidence and Procedures||3.0 credit hours|
|Malware Analysis||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|
|Windows Forensics||3.0 credit hours|
|Corporate Security Policy and Preparedness||3.0 credit hours|
|Analytic Forensic Case Studies||3.0 credit hours|
|Cyber Crimes||3.0 credit hours|
|Internet of Things Forensics||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Image & Video Forensics||3.0 credit hours|
|Applications in Information Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours)|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
|Intermediate Statisticals||3.0 credit hours|
|Elective Course (12.0 credit hours)|
|Select from any course offered at Keiser University|
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