Bachelor of Science
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
|Major Code CI05||Credit Hours|
|General Education Requirements (see catalog*)||44|
|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|
Computer Forensics I
|CIS 445||Computer Forensics II||3|
|CIS 450||Operating Systems (WI)||3|
|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|
|Math 130||College Algebra||3|
|* 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.