Program Details

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Digital Investigations can give students real-world, industry-relevant knowledge and experience in conducting investigations as a digital crime professional.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Summarize details of essential computer concepts.
  • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files.
  • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling.
  • Develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
  • Collect and evaluate digital crime evidence while maintaining evidence integrity and usefulness by following proper procedures.
  • Maintain and secure digital network devices and programs
  • Identify and analyze potential technical misbehavior or problems
  • Effectively report on and detail such issues using proper procedures and technical verbiage
  • Collect electronic evidence of digital crime while maintaining evidence integrity and usefulness by using proper procedure
  • Analyze and evaluate current and potential laws regulating and relevant to digital crime
  • Understand industry expectations of professionalism and corporate conduct in digital crime investigations

Requirements

General Education

ENG 106 English Composition I

4.5

ENG 107 English Composition II

1.5

HIST 105 U.S. History

4.5

HUMA 205 Art Appreciation

4.5

MATH 133 College Algebra

4.5

MATH 233 Survey of Calculus

4.5

PRES 111 Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 206 Aspects of Psychology

4.5

SCIE 206 Biology

4.5

SCIE 207 Biology Lab

4.5

SCIE 210 Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab

4.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 52.5

General Electives

General Electives -Upper and Lower Division
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Lower Division Core

COMP 101 Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ITCO 101 Discovering Information Technology

4.5

ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware

4.5

ITCO 105 Information Technology and Society

4.5

ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems

4.5

ITCO 221 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic

4.5

ITCO 231 Introduction to Databases

4.5

ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 37.5

Upper Division Core

ITCO 321 Data Structures and Implementation

4.5

ITCO 361 Information Technology Security

4.5

ITCO 381 Introduction to Web Systems and Media

4.5

ITCO 391 Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions

4.5

ITSD 322 Object Oriented Application Development I

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Specialization

Digital Investigations

ITCO 299 Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 341 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

4.5

ITCO 425 System Architecture and Integration

4.5

ITCO 498 Program Capstone for IT

4.5

ITDI 372 Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations

4.5

ITDI 375 Digital Investigations I

4.5

ITDI 379 Digital Investigations II

4.5

ITDI 472 Principles in Electronic Discovery

4.5

ITDI 473 Network Investigations

4.5

ITDI 474 Global Investigations

4.5

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Introduction to Cybercrime and Digital Investigations

This course provides students with an introduction to the concepts and systems involved in digital investigations and cybercrime. The course discusses recognized incident response policies and procedures for collecting, preserving, analyzing, and reporting digital evidence, cybercrime history, and current and future threats.

Laws and Ethics in Digital Investigations

During this course, students will examine digital crime and investigation laws at various levels of government. Students will also discuss ethical concerns related to digital forensic investigations, and types of digital crime.

Digital Investigations I

This course will examine digital investigation tools, threats, and techniques. Topics may include procedures, steganography, operating systems, tool validation plans, and open source software.

Social Media and Social Engineering in Digital Investigations

This course will provide an overview of the types of social media available, risks associated with these media, evidentiary value of evidence, and evaluating and preserving evidence. The course will also focus on social engineering within varied environments.

Digital Investigations II

During this course, students will examine digital investigation techniques for applications running for network operating systems.

Principles in Electronic Discovery

This course is designed to provide students with the essential information related to electronic discovery. Discussions will focus on organizational electronic discovery needs and how digital investigators can fulfill those needs. Topics may include finding data collection, media restoration, file and email conversion, keyword and metadata searching, filtering, and classification and presentation of data.

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists, learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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