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.

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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.

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  • Network+ Logo
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First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1120 Computer Applications 4
CSCI 2246  PC Troubleshooting & Repair 3
CYBR 1101 Database Security 3
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
CSCI 1121 Structured Programming 4
CSCI 1150 Operating Systems 3
CYBR 1115 Introduction to Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime 3
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1155 Linux 3
CSCI 2233 CISCO Introduction to Networks 3
CYBR 2215 Advanced Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime 4
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities or Science Elective | ENGL 2230 Online 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
*CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
*CSCI 2240 Systems Analysis 3
CYBR 2205 Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
CYBR 2210 CompTIA Security+ 4
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 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: 64