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Digital Forensics On Ground Weekdays

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

The comprehensive Digital Forensics program prepares you with the skills you need to identify evidence of cybercriminals. Forensic detectives retrieve and analyze data from hard drives, networks and wireless devices such as smartphones to investigate cases involving theft, security breaches, fraud and sexual harassment for law enforcement agencies and private firms.

There's a victim in every crime, even online crime, and if you're interested in helping people who've been victimized then Digital Forensics is the program for you.

Career Outcomes:

Common jobs with a BS degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics include digital forensic examiner, digital forensics analyst, computer forensics analyst, information risk consultant - digital forensics, information security analyst, cyber security forensic specialist, cybercrime forensics analyst, computer forensic, consultant (forensics/cyber security), chief security officer, or chief information security officer. Continued education can lead to jobs as cybersecurity manager, chief security officer or chief information officer.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment:

Students in this specialization will have access to state-of-the-art technology used by law enforcement and federal investigators, including EnCase®, Blacklight® and industry recognized software, through Bay Path’s secure virtual lab environment.

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders:

  • Have the opportunity to participate in work-study programs and internships at a variety of organizations
  • Prepare to obtain Professional vendor specific certification(s) and become a Digital Forensic Examiner in a wide variety of government agencies and businesses
  • Prepare to practice computer forensics, incident response, eDiscovery, legal review, IP theft and compliance auditing
  • Learn from recognized industry Leaders
  • Design a double major in both Information Assurance (IA) and Digital Forensics

Students in the Digital Forensics program are eligible to participate in the Women in STEM Honors (WiSH) program.

4+1 Accelerated Degree Option:

Students with a record of strong academic achievement and a desire to fast track their education are encouraged to take advantage of a fantastic opportunity for Bay Path students to continue on to the MS in Cybersecurity Management. Known as our 4 +1 program, you can earn your Bachelors and Masters degree in 5 years. This option allows students to enter the workforce sooner, saving significant time and tuition dollars.  

Below are the core course requirements to complete this degree. Students must also complete one art elective course, click here to view elective options.

I can’t tell you how much I love this field. Certainly, you have to be comfortable with computers—both the hardware and the software—but I am in the forefront of a new era of crime. People don’t realize how the nature of crime has changed, and so much of it is internet based. Every police force, business or organization now has to pay attention to a new criminal: one that’s using a computer to go after our identity, hack, or plant malicious software. A number of things.” - Jessee, Digital Forensics Major

Course Requirements

Code Course Name Credits
CBY200 Introduction to Digital Forensics 3

This course is designed to introduce and explore the basic concepts of digital forensic investigations and analysis. Students will learn the basic terminology and tools utilized in a digital forensic investigation. Students will broaden their knowledge and understanding of what a digital forensic investigator does and the types of skills needed in this field.

CBY220 Cyber Investigation I 3

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize forensic software tools to perform and analysis of a variety of digital devices. Students will also learn the role of a digital forensic examiner in both the private and public sector. Students will be introduced to fundamental principles of digital forensics investigations.

CBY310 Cyber Investigation II 3

This course prepares students to conduct forensic investigations on Microsoft Windows systems. Students will learn where and how to locate Windows systems artifacts. They will also gain an understanding of the types of evidence associated with a variety of crimes. Students will learn advance concepts such as data carving, live and static filtering, acquisition, and password recovery.

CBY330 Mobile Technology Analysis I 3

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level mobile device examiners to gain a basic understanding of how cellular devices store data, how cellular networks function, collecting evidence and preserving it, methods for radio frequency interruption, troubleshooting connections, verifying results, and the forensic process.

CBY430 Mobile Technology Analysis II 3

This course prepares students to perform a forensic examination of mobile technologies by examining the process of collection of artifacts from handsets and SIM cards, extraction of physical data from various device types: like IOS and Android, parsing data, searching, bookmarking, visualization, and incorporation of forensic software, export and reporting.

CBY455 Capstone in Digital Forensics 3

This capstone course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to synthesize, reflect upon, and analyze the complex field of information assurance and digital forensics. This course will highlight the major current issues in the field of cybersecurity. Emphasis will be placed on preparing the student to take the ACE certification.

CBY498 Internship 6

CRJ310/415 Communicating in Criminal Justice/ Advanced Legal Research & Writing 3

This course builds a bridge from students general education to the work they do in the field of criminal justice. With the aim of preparing students for both professional life and graduate work, this writing-intensive course introduces disciplinary strategies for investigating provocative issues and for communicating to others about them. In this way, the course offers students time to learn and to practice more advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; in using appropriate software support in presentations; and in mastering information literacy in the field of criminal justice. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of communication with time-on-task and real world, discipline-specific models for communication tasks. Prerequisites: ENG 114, ENG 122, and ENG 124

CSC101 Introduction to Computer Science 3

This course introduces computational concepts that are fundamental to computer science and are useful for the sciences, social sciences, engineering, and digital arts. Students will write their own interactive programs to analyze data, process text, draw graphics, manipulate images, and simulate physical systems. Problem decomposition, program efficiency, and good programming style are emphasized throughout the course. No prior programming experience is assumed.

CSC200 Cyber Governance: Privacy, Ethics, & Digital Rights 3

Describes the legal and ethical issues associated with information security including access, use, and dissemination. It emphasizes legal infrastructure relating to information assurance, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Telecommunications Decency Act, and emerging technologies for management of digital rights. It examines the role of information security in various domains such as healthcare, scientific research, and personal communications such as email. It examines criminal activities such as computer fraud and abuse, desktop forgery, embezzlement, child pornography, computer trespass, and computer piracy.

CSC210 Computer Networks/ Network Security 3

The purpose of this course is an in-depth exploration of data security controls and techniques. This course will examine theoretical concepts of network security implementation. This course will examine network security tools and techniques and include hands-on practical applications. Networking has enabled the emergence of mobile and cloud computing, creating one of the most important technological paradigm shifts in computing of the past decade. Coming advancements in wireless networking are expected to transform the technological landscape over the next decade by enabling an endless possibility of new applications, including the Internet of Things and wireless virtual reality, through the emergence of wireless networks with gigabit speeds. In order to play a role in this era of new network-powered advancements, students must have a thorough understanding of emerging networking topics, especially in the wireless domain.

CSC301 Fundamentals of Information Assurance 3

This course builds a common cross-disciplinary understanding in the foundations of information assurance. Presents an overview of basic principles and security concepts related to information systems, including workstation security, system security, and communications security. It introduces information security via database technology, discusses legal infrastructure such as DMCA, Telecommunications Act, wire fraud, and other ethical issues. Covers security methods, controls, procedures, economics of cybercrime, criminal procedure, and forensics. It describes the use of cryptography as a tool, software development processes, and protection.

ENG114 Critical Reading & Response 3

This course introduces the integration of communication skills essential for effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college level. In this writing intensive course, students develop composition skills to produce collegiate-level papers modeling rhetorical modes and thematic content in addition to strategies for reading complex texts; presentation skills for personal introductions, verbal summaries of readings and response writings, and peer review of papers; and basic technological skills for word processing, e-mail, and introductory-level online research.

ENG124 Research & Writing in the Disciplines 3

In this course students will apply the practices for effective reading and writing introduced in ENG 114 to the distinctive language and forms of various disciplines. This course lays the foundation for academic and professional research and stresses the use of appropriate and effective information sources. Readings for a variety of academic audiences will provide students with strategies to communicate in the sciences, business and technology, psychology, liberal studies, and the social sciences. Research and documentation skills appropriate to the disciplines are stressed. In addition to leading students through the research process from start to finish, this course will examine the many ramifications of academic honesty. Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG134 Literary Genres 3

Selected readings in fiction, poetry, and drama introduce the student to literary types and techniques. These readings provide a basis for collegiate-level discussion, analysis, and the development of critical judgment. Building on the communications and research skills from earlier courses in the sequence, this course emphasizes continued practice in writing, and students complete a documented research paper using primary and secondary sources as one of the course writing assignments. Discussions and oral presentations based on assigned literature support the overall goal of the sequence: to enhance the advancement of the students, first academically and then professionally. Prerequisite: ENG 114

MAT120 Statistics 3

This is an introduction to the basic descriptive and inferential statistics for students from all disciplines. It emphasizes the development of statistical literacy and the use of computer for analyzing data. Topics include principles of experimental design; graphical and numerical methods for summarizing, describing, exploring and analyzing data; binomial and normal probability distributions; point and interval estimates for means and proportions; hypothesis testing; and correlation and regression.

WEL100 Women as Empowered Learners & Leaders 3

Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders is an interdisciplinary course, designed to give all students entering Bay Path University a common experience and foundation for their education. This course is an introduction to the University, to academic study, and to various approaches to thinking about personal potential, to understand the process of becoming a learner, and a leader, and composing a life, to appreciate beauty, and work actively toward establishing community and justice in the context of being a woman at the beginning of the 21st century.

WEL310 Strtg for Career & Per Growth 1

Strategies for Career and Personal Growth builds on the foundation created in WEL 100 to deepen students knowledge, skills and attitudes related to career development. Through a focus on well-being and lifelong learning, students strategically delve into opportunities to build passion, purpose and potential through reflection on strengths and experiences, researching and learning about career paths related to ones major field of study and leveraging the career portfolio. This one-credit course is the mid-level requirement of our Women Empowered as Learners and Leaders Core Curriculum.

WEL400 WELL in Practice 3

By WEL400, you will be ready to blend all the skills you have learned during the WELL program—leadership, critical thinking, research, writing, analysis, and public presentation—with a community service project. Empathy, respect, and tolerance are the core human values that are stressed. It’s what every good leader needs to confidently show the way.