Working copy

Page PDF

Information Technology - Computer Forensics and Security Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Electronic data is often used as evidence in court. Forensic specialists learn how to identify, preserve, and extract data from electronic devices, such as computers and smart phones. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) degree prepares students to install, manage, and maintain the computing infrastructure on which organizational systems run. The Computer Forensics and Security emphasis provides students with a solid foundation for employment by government or corporate sector to work in a computer forensics lab as a forensic analyst or in information security.

Total Program Credits: 126

General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0) (recommended for Forensics emphasis)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology Distribution  3
  Physical Science Distribution  3
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I (fulfills Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 4
and PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (fulfills Humanities Distribution) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution (CJ 1010 for Forensics emphasis)  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 58 Credits
Math Requirement:   
  STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4.0)  
or MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
IT Core Requirements:   
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
  IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
  IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  INFO 3420 Web Systems Development  3
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
  IT 3600 Internetworking and Router Management 3
  IT 3700 Information Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
  INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
  INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
  IT 4600 Enterprise Architectures and Virtualization 3
  IT 4700 Enterprise Information Security Management 3
 IT Application Domain Requirement: 6
Two specified courses to provide students with knowledge of an application domain of their choice and interest. (See department adviser for list of approved courses.) For the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis, the following 2 courses are required: CJ 1330 and 2350.   
Some possible application domains are:   
  Accounting/IT Auditor   
  Business   
  Communications   
  Computer Science   
  Construction   
  Criminal Justice (Choose this domain for Computer Forensics and Security emphasis)   
  Forensics   
  Geographic Information Systems   
  Health professions   
  Hospitality Management   
  Manufacturing/Production   
  Military Science   
  Multimedia/Digital Media   
  Physical Sciences   
  Social Sciences   
       
Emphasis Requirements: 27 Credits
  CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
  CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
  FSCI 3400 Criminalistics 3
  FSCI 3880 Expert Witness Professional Practices 3
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals 3
  IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX (3.0)  3
or IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server (3.0)  
  IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support 3
  IT 4800 Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics 3
  IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
Select 3 credit hours from the following:  3
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing (3.0)  
  INFO 3420 Web Systems Development (3.0)  
  INFO 3422 PHP Web Application Development (3.0)  
  INFO 4425 Web Application Security (3.0)
 
  IT 459R Current Topics in Information Technology (3.0)  
  IT 4750 Network Security and Operations Capstone (3.0)  
  IT 481R Internship  (1.0)  
  Other approved upper-division Information Technology and Information Systems courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 126 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core, specialty core, and elective courses with no grade lower than a "C-."
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Completion of GE global intercultural requirement. INFO 405G satisfies this requirement.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Flexible delivery options (e.g., online, hybrid, live interactive, evening, weekend, education centers) are available for this degree. These vary by semester. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the semester you plan to enroll.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
CJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Distribution) 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: (1) Must take CJ 1010 this semester for the Social/Behavioral Science distribution to be able to take CJ 1330 next semester.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law (Domain) 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: (1) Students with an emphasis in Computer Forensics and Security must take the Criminal Justice Domain. (2) Must take CJ 1330 (domain class) this semester to be able to take CJ 2350 next semester. (3) Take IT 2530 this semester to be able to take IT 3530 Semester 4.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (Humanities Distribution) 3
Biology Distribution  3
INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence (Domain) 3
CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes: (1) IT majors make take ENGL 2310 as the Humanities Domain. (2) Must take CJ 2350 (domain class) this semester to be able to take FSCI 3880.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
STAT 2050 or
MGMT 2340
Introduction to Statistical Methods or
Business Stats I
3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals 3
IT 3510 or IT 3530 Advanced System Admin-Linux or
Advanced System Admin-Windows
3
INFO 3420 Web Systems Administration 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Take statistics by the end of the second year.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
History American Institutions Distribution 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
PHYS 2010 College Physics (for additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics Lab (for additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 1
IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: (1) Take FSCI 3400 as early as possible to avoid conflicts with other classes your last three semesters. (2) Take IT 3600 before taking IT 3700.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
IT 3600 Internetworking and Router Management 3
IT 3700 Info Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
IT 4800 Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics 3
FSCI 3880 Expert Witness Professional Practices 3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: (1) IT 4800 and FSCI 3880 are offered Spring semesters only. (2) Must take IT 4800 this semester to be able to take IT 4850 next semester.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Distribution  3
INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
IT 4700 Enterprise Information Security Management 3
IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations 3
FSCI 3400 Criminalistics 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) IT 4850 is offered Fall semesters only.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Art Distribution  3
INFO 405G Global Ethics Professional Perspectives IS IT 3
INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
IT 4600 Enterprise Architectures and Virtualization 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: (1) Must take INFO 4430 the semester immediately after INFO 3430.
  Degree total: 126

Department

Name:

Information Systems & Technology

Location:

CS 601

Telephone:

801-863-8182

Email:

Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/ist

Chair:

Keith Mulbery

Chair Email:

Keith.Mulbery@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers stackable degree programs to provide students with engaged learning opportunities to help students develop technical, communication, managerial, and lifelong -learning skills. The department’s programs prepare students for opportunities in information systems, information technology and security, information management, and education.

Vision Statement

The Information Systems and Technology Department will be the premier source of skilled information systems, information technology and security, information management, and business education professionals in the Intermountain Mountain region. This vision will be accomplished by:

  • Attracting well-qualified, motivated, and engaged students. 
  • Attracting and maintaining a skilled and highly trained, student-oriented faculty who are excellent teachers, applied scholars, and committed to serving the Institution.
  • Providing educational programs that are regionally and nationally recognized within the educational and professional communities, and technologically relevant to potential employers of graduates
 
 

Information Systems & Technology


  • Administrative Support:
    Cheryl Levi
  • Office: CS 601
  • Telephone: 801-863-8182
  • Email: Cheryl.Levi@uvu.edu

 

Advisors:


  • Julie Harps
  • Office: CS 635
  • Telephone: 801-863-8403
  • Email:  JHarps@uvu.edu


Program Coordinators:

  • Information Systems:
  • John Anderson
  • Telephone: 801-863-8308
  • Email:  janderson@uvu.edu

Programs

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers one Certificate of Proficiency, two Certificates of Completion, two AAS degrees, two AS degrees, three Bachelor of Science degrees, one Graduate Certificate, and several minors. Programs include Information Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, Administrative Information Support/Management, and Business and Marketing Education.

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 44% holding doctorate degrees and 11% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 11 years, with 7 full-time faculty who have worked at UVU over 17 years. This does not include teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.


Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Vance Checketts, High-Tech COO, EMC2; Andrea Hayhurst, VP of Business Technology, Nu Skin Enterprises; Kepi Heimuli, Field Services Utah/Idaho Team Leader, Zion's Management Services Company; Josh Hogan, Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Nu Skin Enterprises; Stanley Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare; Michael Stevens, Chief Information Officer, AccessData; Scott Lemon, President, HumanXtensions L.L.C.; Jared Mason, Business Intelligence Manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Lynne Yocom, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Dept. of Transportation.

Business/Marketing Education Advisory Board:

Sharon Codner, Teacher, Mountain View High School; Laura deShazo, Career & Technical Education Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education; Josie Reynaud, Payson High School, Nebo School District; Vickie Walker, Administrative Support IV, Information Technology, Utah Valley University

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, M.B.A., Strategy & Finance, University of Utah; Ph.D., Information Systems, Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Nicholas Ball(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, Idaho State University; MBA,

Professional Page >>

 

Kimberly Bartholomew(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD) Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University.

Professional Page >>

 

Jan Bentley(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Marketing and Distributive Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

S. Cold(1991)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Physical Plant Administration, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D. (ABD), Technology Management (Digital Communication Systems), Indiana State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Kodey Crandall(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.S. Instructional Technology; Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Basil Hamdan(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accounting, M.B.A., MIS, East Carolina University; Ph.D., Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Professional Page >>

 

George Hickman(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, San Diego State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Sr. Professional In Residence

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.S., Information Systems, University of Utah.

Professional Page >>

 

Cynthia Krebs(1988)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Business Education, Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Craig Lindstrom(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Daniel McDonald(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Management Information Systems, Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona.

Professional Page >>

 

C. Morrey(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Professional Page >>

 

Keith Mulbery(1994)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.Ed., Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Business Information Systems, Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Matthew North(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University.

Professional Page >>

 

Pat Ormond(1984)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Data Processing, A.A.S., Accounting, Utah Technical College; B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, Utah State University.

Professional Page >>

 

Doreen Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, B.S., Business Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Professional-Technical & Technology Education, University of Idaho.

Professional Page >>

 

Careers

Careers:  
Information Security Analyst, Forensic Analyst, IT Manager, IT Project Manager

Interested in a Career related to this degree? Learn more about...

  • Occupation Description
  • Employment Projections
  • Occupation Wages
  • Related Occupations
  • Current Job Openings
  • And more

Follow the links below to view current, detailed Utah Department of Workforce Services occupational information for that career.

^ Back to Top