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B.S. in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Information Security Technology, Digital Forensics Technology Track 100% Online

Digital Forensics Technology Program Overview

In today’s digital landscape, unlimited possibilities exist for communication, business and entertainment online. However, the rise in cyber innovation and usage brings with it a brand new age of electronic crime and security threats due to the widespread amount of sensitive, personal and often times classified information transmitted every day.  ECPI University’s new Digital Forensics Technology track is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, secure, test, and maintain computer networks in order to eliminate digital threats and protect critical infrastructure.

Key skilled required:
  • An in-depth understanding of computer science and relevant software programs
  • Investigative, analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Awareness and vigilance when dealing with classified or sensitive company information
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team setting 

This program provides a hands-on, skills based learning approach that mirrors actual work environments. If you want a career that combines knowledge of cyber networks, and the ability to gather electronic evidence to protect communities and businesses from digital threats, consider a degree in Cyber and Information Security Technology with a focus on Digital Forensics Technology.

Students majoring in Cyber and Information Security Technology with a Digital Forensics Technology track typically vie for employment in highly technology-focused, computer science related fields. Technology industries are on the hunt for skilled personnel who are able to not only decrease cyber-attacks and computer related crimes, but who also have robust knowledge of cyber and mobile networks, as well as software and computer systems.  

Top career choices in this field include:
  • Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Security Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Engineer

Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to be able to:
  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
  • Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Develop cloud computing tools

In addition to the B.S. CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major learn about installing, securing, testing, and maintaining computer networks.

Upon successful completion of the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major, graduates are expected to be able to:
  • Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
  • Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities

Digital Forensics Technology

Program Requirements

One lecture and corresponding lab from the following: PHY120, PHY120L or BIO122, BIO122L
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

One of these two courses: CIS495, CIS490

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.