• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of cyber-attacks and hacking incidents in the U.S. and the world in recent years. The demand for more specialists with the knowledge and expertise to combat these cyber-crimes is at an all-time high, especially with the increased use of computers on a global scale.

    Stevenson University Online’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics prepares cybersecurity and digital forensics professionals to respond to the growing demand and confront these attacks. Our bachelor’s program provides students with the ability to develop security policies for organizations and the skills to mitigate the effects on a network infrastructure due to a cyber-attack. Graduates will be equipped to evaluate an end-to-end computer forensics investigation and prepare a digital forensics evidence report.

    Developed for working professionals, Stevenson's Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics undergraduate program is offered fully online. Students will have access to simulation software and the ability to apply classroom learning into a hands-on experience, providing a distinctive student learning experience.

    Industry Demand

    The need for cybersecurity and digital forensics professionals is well-documented. According to CyberSeek, the U.S. employed nearly 780,000 people in cybersecurity positions in 2017, with approximately 350,000 current cybersecurity openings. CyberSeek is a project supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In Maryland, there is an especially critical need due to the proximity of the Federal Government, the military, and government contractors. Major agencies located in Maryland needing cyber-professionals include the U.S. Cyber Command, National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Defense Information Systems Agency.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application. 
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 30 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $360.00 $450.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,080.00 $1,350.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Steven Engorn (2004)
    Program Coordinator, Business and Technology Management and Assistant Professor Information Technology
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., American University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland

    Cary Barker (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Business and Technology Management
    B.A., Shippensburg University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Mary Bargteil (2010)
    Adjunct Professor, English
    B.A., M.F.A., University of Baltimore

    Jakie Brown, Jr. (1997)
    Assistant Professor, Information Systems
    A.A., Community College of Baltimore County;
    B.A., Arlington Bible College

    Thomas Byrd (2017)
    Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, Cyber Forensics
    B.S., University of Nebraska
    M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
    J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    Patrick Carroll, Jr. (2005)

    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems

    B.S., University of Maryland University College

    M.S., The George Washington University
     

    Alan Carswell (2015)

    Chair and Professor, Information Systems

    B.S., Northwestern University

    M.B.A., Harvard Business School

    Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
     

    Dean E. Cook (1984)

    Professor, Information Systems

    B.A., Loch Haven State College

    M.A., Indiana State University

    M.A.S., The Johns Hopkins University

    Ph.D., University of Missouri

    Alan Foote (1989)
    Assistant Professor, Information Systems
    B.A., Pennsylvania State University
    M.B.A., University of Baltimore
    Ph.D., Walden University

    James Gibson (2006)

    Adjunct Professor, Information Systems
    B.S., Valley Forge Christian College
    M.S., Towson University

     

    Dean Horvath (2009)

    Adjunct Professor, Management and English

    B.S., State University of New York

    M.S., University of Maryland

    M.S., Towson University

    Paul Insley (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems
    B.S., M.S., Stevenson University

    Algis Kemezys (2008)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems
    B.S., M.B.A., University of Baltimore

    Thomas Lentz, Jr., (2008)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Systems
    B.S., M.S., Stevenson University
    M.B.A., University of Baltimore

    Adam Mattina (2012)
    Adjunct Instructor of Cyber Forensics
    B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
    MBA, The George Washington University

    Ronald McGuire (2013)
    Adjunct Instructor, Cyber Forensics
    B.S., Western Carolina University

    Jared Myers (2016)
    Adjunct Instructor, Cyber Forensics
    B.A., Arkansas State University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    David Patrick (2004)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems
    B.S.E., Loyola College in Maryland
    M.S., Towson University

    Jerome Palmerino (2008)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems
    B.S. Villa Julie College
    M.S. University of Mandalay, Baltimore County

    Morris Pondfield (2001)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Systems
    B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
    M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management
    M.S., University of Maryland University College

    Shelley Pumphrey (2012)
    Lecturer, Business Administration
    B.A., University of Maryland
    M.A.S., The Johns Hopkins University

    Keith Safford (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems
    B.S., University of Kansas, Lawrence
    M.E.S., Loyola College in Maryland

    Sidas Saulynas (1994)
    Assistant Professor, Information Systems
    B.A., Dickinson College
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., University of Baltimore

    Jennifer Schneider (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Forensic Studies
    B.S., M.S., Stevenson University

    Sarena Schwartz (2000)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Systems
    B.S., M.S., Stevenson University

    Ronald Shaffer, Jr. (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Strayer University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Kenneth Snyder, Jr. (1996)
    Associate Professor, Information Systems
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S.E.S., Loyola College in Maryland

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements

    Stevenson University Online's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

    Major Requirements

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • CDF 110 Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Fundamentals
    • CDF 240 Linux System Administration
    • CDF 251 Network Security
    • CDF 252 Networking II
    • CDF 261 Digital Forensics
    • CDF 271 Intrusion and Penetration Testing
    • CDF 281 Advanced Network Defense
    • CDF 290 Risk Management, Legal Frameworks, and Compliance in Cybersecurity
    • CDF 391 Incident Response and Investigation
    • CDF 392 Information Systems Forensics Internals-Auditing
    • CDF 393 Forensic Evidence Collection Tools and Techniques
    • CDF 475 Advanced Digital Forensics
    • CDF 480 Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Capstone
    • IS 140 Information Systems Architecture and Design
    • IS 231 Network Technologies
    • IS 232 TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX
    • IS 235 Advanced Windows Server Architecture and Administration
    • IS 240 Programming Concepts
    • IS 331 CISCO TCP and IP Routing
    • IS 365 Writing for IS Applications
    • IS 432 Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures
    • MGT 210 Business Writing
    • Business Elective

    Degree Requirements