Bachelor of Science
in CIS

Bachelor of Science in CIS and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - Computer Forensics Option

Computer Forensics fulfills the requirements for a double major in Computer Information Science and Criminal Justice Administration. Cyber attacks, hacking, and other computer-based criminal activities cost businesses and government organizations billions of dollars each year. Computer Forensics involves techniques for securing computer networks as a precaution against criminal threat. In addition, it includes the identification, extraction, preservation, and documentation of computer evidence for the purpose of identifying and prosecuting perpetrators of computer-based crime.

Computer forensics involves techniques for securing computer networks as a precaution against criminal threat. It also includes the identification, extraction, preservation and documentation of computer evidence for the purpose of identifying and prosecuting perpetrators of computer based crime.

The Computer Forensics degree option at Missouri Southern State University results in a double major in Computer Information Science (CIS) and Criminal Justice Administration. 

Computer Forensics Option and
B. S. in Criminal Justice Administration

Major Code CI05
Credit Hours
General Education Requirements (see catalog*)
44
CIS Requirements
36
CIS 110
Programming I
3
 
CIS 202
Information Systems I
3
 
CIS 210
Programming II
3
 
CIS 310
Database Management I
3
 
CIS 315
Computer Networks
3
 
CIS 345
UNIX System Administration
3
 
CIS 350
Data Structures
3
 
CIS 410
Information System II (WI)
3
 
CIS 425
Database Management II (WI)
3
 
CIS 440
Computer Forensics I
3
 
CIS 445 Computer Forensics II 3  
CIS 450
Operating Systems (WI)
3
 
CJAd Core
33
LE 100
Introduction to Criminal Justice
3
 
LE 200
Crime Scene Investigation I
3
 
LE 210
Criminal Procedures
3
 
LE 232
Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
 
LE 250
Criminal Law
3
 
LE 280
Interview & Report Writing (WI)
3
 
CJAd 330
Asset Protection
3
 
CJAd 340
Crime Scene Investigation II
3
 
CJAd xxx
Upper Division Electives **
9
 
Supporting Requirement
3
Math 130
College Algebra
3
 
General Electives
Total Hours
124
* Math course in major requirements satisfies
three hours of the General Education Core.
** One upper division elective needs to be writing intensive.

 

Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above will satisfy departmental requirements for the major or minor in Computer Information Science.

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