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B.S. in Cyber & Digital Forensics

Defend. Protect. Secure.

Are you ready to take on criminals in the digital world? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber & Digital Forensics will prepare you to work in the highly advanced world of cyber defense. Taught from a Christian perspective, the program offers coursework in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and criminal justice to equip you with the skills to combat cyberattacks and cybercrimes.

Online
120
August 23, 2021
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DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS

Examine, collect, preserve, and analyze digital “fingerprints” to assist legal proceedings and cybersecurity personnel.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have been ranked by them as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2020, and among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Science in Cyber & Digital Forensics degree program.

Upon completion of the B.S. in Cyber & Digital Forensics you will be able to:

  • Analyze cyber and digital forensics theories, principles, and practices
  • Utilize tools for detecting and reconstructing the infection event and timeline
  • Recommend solutions to real-world problems

Career Opportunities:

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Networks & Systems Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Digital Forensics Specialist
  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Network Applications Supervisor
  • Intelligence Investigator
$104Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage for information security analysts U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Discusses principles and practices of criminal investigation including crime scene conduct and procedures, collection and preservation of evidence, interview and interrogation techniques, development of leads, and the use of surveillance techniques. Addresses ethical issues related to the criminal case investigation.

Discusses criminal evidence rules in the United States. Emphasis to the exclusionary rule and the distinction between real and testimonial evidence. Trial procedures, examination of witnesses, real/physical evidence, circumstantial evidence, the hearsay rule, the opinion evidence rule, and judicial notice. Discusses ethical considerations related to seized and submitted evidence.

Examination and analysis of methods, key technical concepts, and tools for conducting successful digital forensic examinations in all three major operating systems encountered in a real world analysis. Prerequisite: ISYS 222.

Methods and tools for detecting and analyzing malware and reconstructing the infection event and timeline. Prerequisites: CYBR 320, ISYS 222, and ISYS 331.

Procedures for conducting mobile forensic investigations to include identification, preservation, examination, analysis, and report of mobile device data. Prerequisites: CYBR 340 and ISYS 222.

Examine and utilize investigative techniques to address cyber-crimes associated with computing environments to include the Internet. Prerequisites: CRJU 230, CRJU 335, CYBR 430, and ISYS 222.

Computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, computer security, artificial intelligence, legal and ethical considerations, codes of conduct, privacy, computer crimes, and the future of computing and the Internet and their relationship to the business world.

Introduces programming fundamentals using Visual Basic.net. Use of algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing, and program debugging, writing programs in high-level, object-oriented language.

Recovery of evidence from any media or digital device that can store or transmit data. Best practices and current techniques for capturing and analyzing digital evidence to support a criminal or civil complaint in court.

Introduction to relational database management systems through the study of the tools and techniques of database analysis and design. Attention to data modeling, designing relational databases, normalization, and relationships, using modern database applications to create tables, queries, forms and reports. Prerequisite: ISYS 214.

Students gain in-depth knowledge of networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW. Attention to data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols in the context of installation, configuration, systems integration, and management of infrastructure technologies. Prerequisite: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.

Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information assurance professionals. Information protection program design, internetworking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. Prerequisite: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.

Securing the systems that run our computers is the key to ensuring that our essential information remains safe and available. This course provides the essentials for understanding the threats to systems security, the methods to counter these threats, and some practical work in systems security. A computer system with appropriate software is required. Prerequisite: ISYS 331.

Information security must be a significant part of any business plan today, and managers in this field must remain aware of the principles and methodology of managing information security. Provides an in-depth view of the management of information security for government, corporations, and other institutions. Prerequisite: ISYS 331.

Global and local networks provide capabilities that have become essential in the success of the world economy for businesses and individuals. Defending these systems against attacks through the use of worms, viruses, and other criminal acts is imperative. Provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of network security and some hands-on experience in the installation and utilization of firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Prerequisite: ISYS 331.

Introductory study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on real world applications and the use of current technology. Topics include sampling, random variables, probability distributions, measures of central tendency and variation, and testing of hypotheses. Cannot be applied to the mathematics major.

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DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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