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Pursue your B.S. in Cyber and Digital Forensics degree online at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

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
January 11, 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.

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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.

A first course in calculus and analytic geometry. Limits and continuity. Differentiation and applications of derivatives. Integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in MATH 164 or equivalent, or permission of department chair.

Discrete structures including sets, relations, functions, matrices, graphs and trees. Symbolic logic, mathematical induction, and introduction to proofs. Probability, combinations, permutations. Introduction to linear programming. Prerequisite: MATH 102, MATH 164, or MATH 211.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $605/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $574/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$750/semester

$600/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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