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Cyber Security & Forensics (455D)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Cyber Security & Forensics

Offered on: Brown County Campus (Evening)

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.

Students in this program will learn advanced IT curriculum from industry-experienced faculty, prepare to earn industry level certifications valued by employers, and gain hands-on experience through labs and internship opportunities.

To learn more about careers related to the Cyber Security & Forensics Program view:

Jobs and Salary

Transfer Agreements

Southern State has articulation/transfer agreements with many four-year institutions. Find the transfer agreements for Computer Information Technology below.

  • Franklin University
  • WGU Ohio
  • Bellevue University

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. Learn more about the certifications at the Testing Center.

  • Security+ Logo
  • A+ logo

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of database security.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of cyber security concepts, terminologies and terms.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of cyber security concepts, terminologies and terms.
  • Understand security threats, hardening systems, securing networks, cryptography and organizational security policies.


First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CSCI 2246 IT Fundamentals 3
CSCI 1121 Introduction to Computer Programming 4
CYBR 1101 Database Security 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
CSCI 2218 Excel 3
CSCI 1150 IT Essentials 3
CSCI 2275 Professionalism 1
CYBR 1115 Introduction to Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2233 CISCO Introduction to Networks 3
CYBR 2210 CompTIA Security+ 3
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities or Science Elective | ENGL 2230 Online 3
CSCI 1155 Linux 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
*CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
– – – – – – CSCI Elective 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
CYBR 2205 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
*CSCI 2240 Systems Analysis 3
Program Total: 64

Computer Science Electives

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2236 CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CSCI 2280 Co-Op Technical Support 2-12
CSCI 2290 Computer Information Technology Capstone 3

To apply for the co-op program, contact Josh Montgomery to schedule an interview.

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