Minor in Information Security and Computer Forensics

Information security is an area of emerging significance; this minor is intended to educate future professionals in computer and telecommunications crime investigation and evidence processing. Although it is targeted for Criminal Justice majors, it is available to all non-Computer Science majors.

Total Units: 18

Whenever possible, CSC course numbers below link to full course outlines in PDF format. (Although they are the most recent formal descriptions available, they may not reflect the current textbooks being used or the faculty member currently teaching the course. Students should check with the department office if they have questions about textbooks or instructors.) Occasionally, the most current course outline is still in the process of being approved by the University for catalog inclusion and thus the summary description does not match what is published in the catalog.

Courses without full outlines are linked to catalog descriptions.

Note: Due to the recent change in the prerequisites for CSC 114, CSC 115, and CSC 116, we will handle most of the enrollment through the permission of the instructor option. Please email your request to be enrolled in CSC 115 of Fall 2011 to Dr. Senad Busovaca.

Units

Course #

Course Title and Prerequisite

3

CSC 001

Introduction to Computer Science (Intermediate algebra)

3

Select one of the following:

CSC 008

Introduction to Internet Technologies (Basic computer literacy recommended)

CSC 008S

Self-Paced Introduction to Internet Technologies (Basic computer literacy recommended)

CSC 080

Web Development with Tools and HTML/XHTML (CSC 008 or equivalent computer and internet experience)

3

Select one of the following:

CSC 010

Introduction to Programming Logic (Math 11 or equivalent)

CSC 015

Programming Concepts and Methodology I (CSC 010 or programming experience in a high level programming language)

CSC 022

Visual Programming in BASIC (Intermediate Algebra)

CSC 025

Introduction to C Programming

3

CSC 114

Digital Evidence & Computer Crime (CSC 1 and one of the following: CSC 8 or CSC 8S or CSC 80; or instructor's permission)

3

CSC 115

Internet Security (CSC 1 and one of the following: CSC 8 or CSC 8S or CSC 80; or instructor's permission)

3

CSC 116

Cyber Forensics (CSC 1 and one of the following: CSC 8 or CSC 8S or CSC 80; or instructor's permission)