Cybersecurity and Forensics - Bachelor's Degree | Hodges University
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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics
Program Delivery: On Campus, Online, UPOWER
On campus, online and in a fully online, self-paced format.

Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity and Forensics

The objective of this program is to prepare students for the development and support of computer information systems with regard to cybersecurity and forensics. The curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in liberal arts as well as the practical and theoretical aspects of business. Several opportunities are integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications (A+, Security+, Net+, CCNA). This program is certified through the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), which provides students a solid credential to assist with the move into the national security sector upon degree completion.

UPOWER™ Self-Paced Learning

UPOWER LogoAs an added benefit, UPOWER™ gives you control of your education. UPOWER™ is a fully online, self-paced program that enables you to earn your degree quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional college education. UPOWER™ also permits you to earn maximum credit for your prior learning, including skills you may have acquired on the job or through military service.

Is a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics Degree Right for Me?

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics program is designed to prepare students for the planning and carrying out of security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems solutions through the utilization of a combination of skill sets which assist students in developing their cybersecurity and forensics expertise.

This program may be a good choice for you if:

  • You enjoy working with new and innovative technologies.
  • You have the desire to protect valuable business information and systems.
  • You are a skillful troubleshooter and penetration tester.
  • You demonstrate sound critical thinking skills.
  • You are a good communicator.
  • You are adept at detecting system vulnerabilities

What is the Cybersecurity and Forensics Career Outlook?

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

What Can I Do with This Degree?

SPECIALTIES

  • Information Security Analyst
  • System, Network, and/or Web Penetration Tester
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Vulnerability Researcher
  • Security Auditor
  • Computer Crime Investigator

INDUSTRIES

  • Computer Systems Design
  • Company and Enterprise Management
  • Software Design
  • Consulting
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Electronic Purchasing/Selling

Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htm#tab-6

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics on-campus or online program during any semester. A full-time student enrolled in 12 semester hour credits per term, or typically three courses, can complete this program in approximately four years.

In the UPOWER™ program, you may begin six months of unlimited course access on the first day of any month. You will be required to complete a minimum of 12 credits during you’re the six months. However there is no limit on the number of credits you may earn during the period.

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Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

Find more detailed information in the Undergraduate Catalog 

How is Hodges University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics Program Different?

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics curriculum gives students an in-depth specialization within the area of cybersecurity and forensics, which builds on the materials that were introduced in the broad scope of the Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology program.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have achieved the knowledge base to be prepared for an occupation that focuses on planning and carrying out of security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems from a wide variety of threats.

UPOWER™ Self-Paced Competency-Based Learning

UPOWER LogoTake advantage of your current knowledge with our UPOWER™ competency-based learning format. UPOWER™ is a self-paced, academically rigorous and highly affordable degree completion option that allows students to get maximum credit for prior learning, including previous work experience. Students receive the same high-quality education they would expect in a traditional classroom. However, students also have the advantage of completing courses and working with faculty at their own pace while earning their master’s degree at a fraction of the cost of a typical college education.

CNSS LogoOur Program Is Certified

This program is certified through the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), which provides students a solid credential to assist with the move into the national security sector upon degree completion.The liberal arts and business components of this degree complement the technical component, making the student well-rounded and highly employable in today’s business environment.

Our Faculty

Fisher School of Technology students also have the advantage of learning from faculty members who have real-world experience.

Our Curriculum and Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics program at Hodges University provides unique educational advantages through this career-oriented program, while focusing on the technical skills most useful in the cybersecurity and forensics field.

Several opportunities are integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications:

Hodges University offers students the use of updated computer systems with the Microsoft Office Suite of products, local and wide area networks, direct access to the internet, a technology oriented library, and technology labs. More than 50 percent of classrooms at Hodges are equipped with a computer for each seat, including several classrooms that are outfitted for advanced technology studies.

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  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

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Daniel Long
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dlong@hodges.edu
Diane Ball
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, and Professor
dball@hodges.edu
Kathy Muzyka
Adjunct Faculty
kmuzyka@hodges.edu
Timothy Paul Hill II
Adjunct Faculty
thill@hodges.edu

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