Computer Information Systems, Digital Forensics Technology Option, BS

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Digital Forensics (244304BS)

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Program Description

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers associate and baccalaureate programs that introduce students to basic computing concepts while allowing them to develop the applied skills required the workforce. Courses start the student along the path for professional certifications. There are options, minors, and certificates available. CIS courses are taught in cutting edge computer labs so students can learn and practice skills. The CIS program offers high level training for the information technology professionals. Schedules offer a range of day and evening classes.

Department Policy 

  • Students must attain a “C” or better in each course in their major area (2440).
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 GPA and a minimum of 15 earned credit hours for Inter- and Intra- College Transfer into all Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs.
  • Prior to enrolling in classes for the B.S. degree you must contact an advisor in Polsky 301.

Career Information

Graduates of the BS CIS – Digital Forensics Technology program are expected to qualify for such positions as law enforcement professionals, computer forensic specialists, data security analysts, systems security administrators, and network security administrators in government, business, information technology, and other industries.

For additional information please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( or visit the Career Center at Simmons Hall Room 301 (

The following information has official approval of The School of Disaster Sciences and Emergency Services and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. The College of Applied Science and Technology recommends that students take the General Education courses listed in this recommended sequence. Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent.  

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
2020:121 English 3
2030:152 Technical Mathematics II 2
2030:153 Technical Mathematics III 2
2420:104 Introduction to Business 3
2440:247 Hardware Support 1 3
3800:100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Spring Semester
2030:154 Technical Mathematics IV 3
2440:145 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
3300:222 Technical Report Writing 3
3800:102 Principles of Criminal Law 3
3800:105 Introduction to Police Studies 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
2235:280 Cybercrime 3
2420:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 3
3800:104 Evidence & Criminal Legal Process 3
7750:230 Human Relations 3
Natural Science Requirement with Lab 4
Spring Semester
2040:242American Urban Society 3
2235:281 Computer Forensic Methods 3
3800:298 Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
3850:243 Contemporary Global Issues 3
Select one Elective: 3
Applied Mathematics
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Political Science
Criminal Justice
3rd Year
Fall Semester
2030:361 Applied Cryptography 3
2235:381 Computer Forensic Methods II 3
2235:382 File System Analysis 1 3
2235:441 Network Forensics I 3
Humanities Requirement 3 3
Spring Semester
2030:345 Technical Data Analysis 2
2220:480 Digital and Scientific Evidence 3
2235:443 Network Forensics II 3
2440:306 Ethics & Law in Information Technology 2 3
2440:388 Advanced UNIX/Linux 2 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
2440:430 Network Monitoring and Management 1 3
2235:442 Wireless Forensics 3
2440:441 Cyber Security 1 3
3600:241 Technology & Human Values 3
Arts Requirement 3 3
Spring Semester
2235:440 Intrusion Detection 3
2440:450 Applied Data Mining 2 3
2440:451 Senior Programming Projects 2 3
3002:256 Diversity in American Society 3
Arts or Humanities Requirement 3 3
 Total Hours124

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.


  • Students entering the Computer Information Systems programs (Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Networking, and Programming) must pass department placement exams or complete the following bridge course prior to enrolling in the program.
  • Bridge Course: 2440:105 Introduction to Computers and Application Software