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Online Bachelor of Science.

Information Technology; Emphasis: Cyber Security and Forensics

The online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Emphasis: Cybersecurity and Forensics degree program prepares students for the technology jobs of the future. Information security is the practice of ensuring the confidentiality, availability or integrity of a system.

Information Technology; Emphasis: Cybersecurity and Forensics (BS) coursework 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.

Computer Security and Forensics Core Courses

Students enrolled in the BS Information Technology; Emphasis: Cybersecurity and Forensics program develop knowledge and skills in the following major core courses:

  • Java Programming
  • Internet Security
  • Cybercrime and Information Systems
  • Network Security
  • Computer Forensics and Incident Handling OR
  • Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Methods
  • Risk Assessment and Analysis OR
  • Elective

Students develop other necessary knowledge and skills in courses in the Support Core and General Education Core, including courses in communications, science, mathematics, humanities/behavioral/social science, and college and career success.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • In addition to the Information Technology Major Core – students will also need to complete the emphasis core.

Why Choose NAU?

Personal Advisor

Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor on day one, and will have an academic advisor after you enroll.

Transfer Credit Accepted

We offer free transfer evaluations and accept up to 75% of the program to transfer in from another institution/program.

Experienced Faculty

Our Faculty members are skilled professionals that work in the fields they teach, bringing practical knowledge and experience into the online classroom.

Program Completion Flexibility

As a standard, full-time student you can complete the program in as few as 15 months, however, you may choose your course load – take as many or as few classes at one time as you want.

Credit for Real-World Experience

Earn credit for prior learning which includes experiential learning or portfolio credits awarded by NAU, and evaluated corporate training certificates

Student Learning Resources

NAU offers multiple student learning services, from free tutoring, to our Ask-a-Librarian service (open 7 days a week), to free access to scholarly journals that are up-to-date in your field.

Ready for the Next Steps?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor.

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