Cyber Security & Forensics (455D)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Cyber Security & Forensics

Cybercrime, computer-based terrorism and hacking have become major problems in today’s society as our dependence increases on information technology. How would you like to be trained to uncover such evidence of computer tampering and crime? Sounds action-packed and exciting, right?

Nature of Profession

This program focuses on the protection and risk management techniques in the realm of cyber security technologies. Topics include network and software security, risk management, protection mechanisms, business continuity planning, ethical hacking, disaster recovery and information systems.

Program Highlights

  • Learn advanced IT curriculum from industry-experienced faculty.
  • Prepare to earn industry level certifications valued by employers.
  • Gain hands-on experience through labs and internship opportunities.

Related Job Titles

Some related job titles in this field include computer systems analyst, computer technician, consultant, information systems security administrator, network administrator, network technician, security management specialist, server administrator, software support technician and intelligence analyst.

Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program.

  • A+ Logo
  • Network+ Logo
  • Security+ Logo


First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1140 Introduction to Computers I 4
CYBR 1101 Database Security 3
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
CSCI 2246  PC Troubleshooting & Repair 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1141 Introduction to Computers II 4
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
CYBR 1115 Introduction to Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime 3
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CYBR 2215 Advanced Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime 4
CSCI 2235 Network Management & Administration 4
CSCI 1150 Operating Systems 3
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities or Science Elective 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
*CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
CYBR 2210 CompTIA Security+ 4
*CSCI 2240 Systems Analysis 3
CYBR 2205 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3

*Students can substitute CSCI 2280 – Co-Op (Technical Support) for the fourth semester CSCI 2234 or CSCI 2240. To apply for the co-op program, contact Josh Montgomery to schedule an interview.

Program Total: 62