Information Technology, BS, Emphasis in Cybersecurity and Forensics

Information security is the practice of ensuring the confidentiality, availability or integrity of a system. Digital forensics courses will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of digital forensics investigation tools and techniques, and the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence. Graduates will have an in-depth understanding of threats, risks, and attacks, and the technologies, policies and procedures to mitigate information system threats.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:
  • Support the data management needs of business through the design, implementation, and maintenance of relational databases.
  • Collaborate with constituents to establish the information technology needs of a business and plan an appropriate solution and procurement strategy.
  • Demonstrate the use of project management techniques within an appropriate system analysis and design life cycle framework to develop an information system.
  • Solve a variety of business problems through the application of structured program analysis and design concepts.
  • Apply ethical decision-making models in the information technology environment.
  • Analyze and assess computer attack models.
  • Protect information assets through the implementation of security models and standards.

Information Technology: Bachelor of Science with Emphasis in Cybersecurity and Forensics Requirements

180 Credits

Information Technology Major Core (60)

CI1320Computer Concepts

4.5

CI1420Principles of Programming

4.5

CI2011Introduction to Database

4.5

CI2211Internetworking Fundamentals

4.5

CI2440Introduction to Computer Security

4.5

CI3010Linux

4.5

CI3070Human-Computer Interaction - User-Centered Design

4.5

CI3140Systems Architecture

4.5

CI3155Computer Ethics

4.5

CI3310Website and Web Application Design

4.5

CI4220Project Management

4.5

CI4221Systems Analysis and Design

4.5

CI4223Integrative Systems Project

6

CI4223: Capstone Course - minimum "C" grade required.

Support Core (4.5)

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

Cybersecurity and Forensics Core (31.5)

(A minimum of 18 of the following 31.5 credits must be earned at NAU.)

CI3680Java Programming

4.5

CI3710Internet Security

4.5

CI3715Cybercrime and Information Systems

4.5

CI3725Network Security

4.5

CI3730Computer Forensics

4.5

CI4710Forensic Methods

4.5

CI3000+Elective

4.5

 

Open Elective (18)

6000DC+ or Elective

4.5

6000DC+ or Elective

4.5

6000DC+ or Elective

4.5

Elective

4.5

General Education Core (66)

 

General Education (31.5)

(Available for block transfer)

Communications

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Science

SCScience Electives

9

Humanities

Humanities Electives

9

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Electives

9

General Education (34.5)

(Course-by-course transfer)

Communications

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Mathematics

MA2000Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Information Technology Major Core and the Computer Security and Forensics Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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