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2015-16 College Catalog

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Computer Forensics - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 303

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

Computer Forensics is for students who plan to pursue entry-level careers in the emerging field of computer forensics or are seeking advanced skill in the examination and preservation of electronic evidence using computer forensics standards and documentation. Computer forensics involves the examination and preservation of electronic evidence for use in legal proceedings, administrative hearings, information technology, and business. Articulation has been established with the University of Baltimore, and it is recommended that students check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education.  Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete the 3 credits of open Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
CFOR-101Computer Forensics I

3

CFOR-200Computer Forensics II

3

CFOR-210Computer Forensics III

3

CFOR-250Computer Network Forensic Technology

3

CRIM-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIM-102Criminology

3

CRIM-210Evidence and Procedure

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3

Arts & Sciences -Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Ethics - Select 3 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-203Business Ethics

3

CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy

3

-Any course with an ANTH or GEOG prefix

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Employ criminal justice concepts, methods, and/or theories to demonstrate familiarity with laws, computer forensics principles, and the court system.

2. Apply introductory research skills that computer forensics professionals use to gather, examine, and interpret information in scenario-based case studies.

3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.