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Learn to fight cyberthreats and investigate cybercrime

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

This program is accredited by the Defense Cyber Crime Center.

According to a 2018 study by PwC, a leading professional services network, cybercrime is the second most common type of economic crime among the businesses that responded to the survey—31 percent reported losses related to cybercrime.

As a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence, Stevenson’s Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program is certified to prepare students, by the standards and needs of the federal government, to address concerns about the nation’s critical infrastructure. You will be prepared for a rewarding and challenging career in fighting and investigating worldwide cybercrime.

Upon graduating from our CDFAE-designated program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Department of Justice that can be exchanged for Department of Defense training course credit, allowing you to start working as a recognized digital forensic practitioner immediately after graduation.

Graduates of the Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program will:

  • Develop a security policy for an organization that balances the organization’s mission, culture, human factors, and security requirements;

  • Apply risk assessment methodologies in selecting and configuring security controls to protect information assets;

  • Monitor a network infrastructure for cyber-attacks;

  • Mitigate the effects on a network infrastructure due to a cyber-attack;

  • Evaluate an end-to-end computer forensics investigation;

  • Prepare a digital forensics evidence report.

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Nationally Recognized

Our program is one of only 15 undergraduate programs in the nation to earn “The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence” accreditation by Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). This designation recognizes a school that offers rigorous degree programs in information security to produce professionals capable of defending against the increasingly complex nature of cybercrime and intrusion in both government and industry.

Study Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Majors

Industries in need of cybersecurity and digital forensics experts include:

  • Federal, State, and Local governments
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Financial industries
  • Law enforcement
  • Military
  • Intelligence and National Security agencies
  • Government contractors

Our program will prepare students for rewarding career choices in those industries, with graduates being prepared to take on careers such as:

  • Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Forensics Support
  • Digital Data Forensic Examiner
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Digital Forensics Engineer

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses

Courses

Major Requirements

CDF 110 Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Fundamentals 3 credits
CDF 240 Linux System Administration 3 credits
CDF 251 Network Security 3 credits
CDF 252 Networking II 3 credits
CDF 261 Digital Forensics 3 credits
CDF 271 Intrusion and Penetration Testing 3 credits
CDF 281 Advanced Network Defense 3 credits
CDF 290 Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity 3 credits
CDF 391 Incident Response and Investigation 3 credits
CDF 392 Information Systems Forensics Internals - Auditing 3 credits
CDF 393 Forensic Evidence Collection Tools and Techniques 3 credits
CDF 475 Advanced Digital Forensics 3 credits
CDF 480 Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Capstone 3 credits
IS 140 Information Systems Architecture and Design 3 credits
IS 231 Network Technologies 3 credits
IS 232 TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX 3 credits
IS 235 Advanced Windows Server Architecture and Administration 3 credits
IS 240 Programming Concepts 3 credits
IS 331 CISCO TSP and IP Routing 3 credits
IS 365 Writing for IS Applications 3 credits
IS 432 Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures 3 credits
MGT 210 Business Writing 3 credits

Complete all major requirements and take one course from ACC, FIN, INBUS, MGT, or MKT.

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

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Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Minor

The discipline minor in cybersecurity requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits of coursework required for the cybersecurity and digital forensics major.  At least 4 courses must have a CDF prefix.

 

Stevenson Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics At a Glance

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for information security analysts is projected to be 26 percent from now through 2026.
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Our program is one of only 15 undergraduate programs in the nation to earn “The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence” accreditation by Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).
 
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