Bachelor - Information Systems: Computer Forensics Management

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Do you have the desire to pursue an education that could teach you the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to work in areas of cybersecurity, data recovery, or digital threat detection and prevention? If yes, then you might explore the studies offered by Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management program. Continue reading to find out more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management program provides a diverse education addressing introductory and fundamental topics in computer systems and concepts with an emphasis on cybercrimes and investigative processes. This program is offered online only to Maryland and New Jersey students. Topics addressed in concentration courses include risk assessment, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, crisis management, cybercrime tools and investigative procedures, computer network security policies and regulations, and types of computer crimes.

The core curriculum discusses introductory concepts in programming, database systems, networking, network security, and IT project management and also includes a capstone course providing an overview of information technology structures and emerging technologies. Courses in accounting, algebra, business, statistics, and science are also offered.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You might have an academic background in computer science, information technology, or a related area and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills before entering the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management program. Knowledge of basic computer functions and applications is helpful. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete a total of 180 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management. This credit total reflects 63 credits in core courses, 18 credits in the area of concentration, 54 credits in general education courses, and 45 credits in electives.

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management Course Requirements

AREA ICORE COMPONENT
ACC 100Accounting I
BUS 100Introduction to Business
CIS 106 Introduction to Information Technology
CIS 110 Computer Programming Design
ENG 115English Composition
MAT 104Algebra with Applications

AREA IIMAJOR CORE COMPONENT
CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems
CIS 175 Introduction to Networking
CIS 210 Systems Analysis and Development
CIS 333Network Security Fundamentals
CIS 336Enterprise Architecture
CIS 348Information Technology Project Management
CIS 349Information Technology Audit and Control
CIS 499 Undergraduate Information Technology Capstone

AREA IICONCENTRATION COMPONENT
CIS 359Disaster Recovery
CIS 417Computer Forensics
CIS 462Security Strategy and Policy
SEC 405Computer Crime Investigation

AREA IIIGENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT
ENG 215Research and Writing
ENG 315

ENG 316
Professional Communications
OR
Technical Writing (Required for IS)
HIS 105

POL 110
Contemporary U.S. History
OR
U.S. Government
HUM 111 World Cultures I
HUM 112 World Cultures II
MAT 300Statistics
PHI 210Critical Thinking
PSY 100

PSY 105
Psychology of Adjustment
OR
Introduction to Psychology
REL 212World Religions
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology
ECO 405

POL 300

SOC 300
Economics Problems and Issues
OR
Contemporary International Problems
OR
Sociology of Developing Countries

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

You could be prepared to apply to entry-level or possibly mid-management positions after completing Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management program. You could explore these opportunities in corporate IT departments, law enforcement organizations, insurance companies, technological consulting companies, or government agencies. Positions you could pursue include:

  • IT Forensics Investigator
  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Disaster Recovery Coordinator
  • Computer Forensics Technical Training Manager

Advanced Degrees

While completion of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management program could help graduates to begin working in this field, you might decide to further develop your skills and knowledge for possible career advancement. If so, then you might consider pursuing Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management.