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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: 122

General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
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)  
  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
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Social/Behavioral Science Distribution) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 63 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
  INFO 3300 Web Systems Development  3
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design WE 3
  IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX  3
  IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server    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 Cybersecurity 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 advisor for list of approved courses.) For the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis, the following 2 courses are required: CJ 1330 and CJ 1340.  
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: 12 Credits
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals 3
  IT 3350 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law 3
  IT 4800 Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics 3
  IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Select 9 credit hours from the following: 9
  INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS IT (3.0)  
  INFO 3330 Client-Side Web Development  (3.0)  
  INFO 3360 Server-Side Web Frameworks  (3.0)  
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing (3.0)  
  INFO 4135 Data Security Analytics (3.0)  
  INFO 4415 Database Security and Auditing (3.0)  
  INFO 4425 Web Application Security (3.0)
 
  IT 1200 Scripting for Administrators (3.0)  
  IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support (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)  
  CS 3270 Python Software Development (3.0)  
  Other approved upper-division Information Technology and Information Systems courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 122 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.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055
College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester Total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010
Intermediate Writing 3
INFO 1200
Computer Programming I for IS IT 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
ENGL 2310
Technical Communication 3
  Semester Total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2340
Business Statistics I 3
IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--WIndows Client 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
INFO 3300
Web Systems Development 3
INFO 3430
Systems Analysis and Design WE 3
  Semester Total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 4430
Systems Design and Implementation 3
IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server 3
IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals 3
IT 3600
Internetworking and Router Management 3
  Semester Total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective   3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
IT 4800   Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics 3
IT 3700 Information Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
  Semester Total: 15
NOTE: IT 4800 is offered Spring only.   
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
IT 3350 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law 3
IT 4600 Enterprise Network Architectures and Administration 3
IT 4700 Enterprise Cybersecurity Management 3
INFO 405G
Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations 3
  Semester Total: 15
NOTE: IT 3350 is offered Fall and Summer only.   
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective   3
PHYS 2015
College Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 2010
College Physics I 4
Elective   3
Fine Arts Distribution   3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097   2
  Semester Total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions  3
Humanities Distribution  3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution  3
Third Science Distribution  3
Physical Science Distribution  3
  Semester Total: 15
  Degree total: 122

Department

Information Systems and Technology

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