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Information Technology - Computer Forensics and Security Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

Electronic data is often used as evidence in court. Forensic specialists learn how to identify, preserve, and extract data from electronic devices, such as computers and smart phones. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) degree prepares students to install, manage, and maintain the computing infrastructure on which organizational systems run. The Computer Forensics and Security emphasis provides students with a solid foundation for employment by government or corporate sector to work in a computer forensics lab as a forensic analyst or in information security.

Total Program Credits: 122

General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0) (recommended)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology Distribution  3
  Physical Science Distribution  3
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I (fulfills Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 4
and PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (fulfills Humanities Distribution) 3
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Social/Behavioral Science Distribution) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 63 Credits
Math Requirement:   
  STAT 2050 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4.0)  
or MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
IT Core Requirements:   
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT 3
  IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
  IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals 3
  IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client 3
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  INFO 3300 Web Systems Development  3
  INFO 3430 Systems Analysis and Design 3
  IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX  3
  IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server    3
  IT 3600 Internetworking and Router Management 3
  IT 3700 Information Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
  INFO 405G Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
  INFO 4430 Systems Design and Implementation 3
  IT 4600 Enterprise Architectures and Virtualization 3
  IT 4700 Enterprise Cybersecurity Management 3
 IT Application Domain Requirement: 6
Two specified courses to provide students with knowledge of an application domain of their choice and interest. (See department advisor for list of approved courses.) For the Computer Forensics and Security emphasis, the following 2 courses are required: CJ 1330 and CJ 1340.  
Some possible application domains are:   
  Accounting/IT Auditor   
  Business   
  Communications   
  Computer Science   
  Construction   
  Criminal Justice (Choose this domain for Computer Forensics and Security emphasis)   
  Forensics   
  Geographic Information Systems   
  Health professions   
  Hospitality Management   
  Manufacturing/Production   
  Military Science   
  Multimedia/Digital Media   
  Physical Sciences   
  Social Sciences   
Emphasis Requirements: 12 Credits
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals 3
  IT 3350 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law 3
  IT 4800 Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics 3
  IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Select 9 credit hours from the following: 9
  INFO 2200 Computer Programming II for IS IT (3.0)  
  INFO 3330 Client-Side Web Development  (3.0)  
  INFO 3360 Server-Side Web Frameworks  (3.0)  
  INFO 3410 Database Systems and Warehousing (3.0)  
  INFO 4135 Data Security Analytics (3.0)  
  INFO 4415 Database Security and Auditing (3.0)  
  INFO 4425 Web Application Security (3.0)
 
  IT 1200 Scripting for Administrators (3.0)  
  IT 3540 Mac OS and Server Support (3.0)  
  IT 459R Current Topics in Information Technology (3.0)  
  IT 4750 Network Security and Operations Capstone (3.0)  
  IT 481R Internship  (1.0)  
  CS 3270 Python Software Development (3.0)  
  Other approved upper-division Information Technology and Information Systems courses  

Graduation Requirements:365体育比赛投注

  1. Completion of at least 122 semester credits required in the BS degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core, specialty core, and elective courses with no grade lower than a "C-."
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Completion of GE global intercultural requirement. INFO 405G satisfies this requirement.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055
College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester Total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010
Intermediate Writing 3
INFO 1200
Computer Programming I for IS IT 3
IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
ENGL 2310
Technical Communication 3
  Semester Total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2340
Business Statistics I 3
IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--WIndows Client 3
IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals 3
INFO 3300
Web Systems Development 3
INFO 3430
Systems Analysis and Design 3
  Semester Total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 4430
Systems Design and Implementation 3
IT 3510 Advanced System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
IT 3530 Advanced System Administration--Windows Server 3
IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals 3
IT 3600
Internetworking and Router Management 3
  Semester Total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective   3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
IT 4800   Advanced Mobile Devices Forensics 3
IT 3700 Information Security--Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
  Semester Total: 15
NOTE: IT 4800 is offered Spring only.   
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
IT 3350 Intellectual Property and Cyber Law 3
IT 4600 Enterprise Network Architectures and Administration 3
IT 4700 Enterprise Cybersecurity Management 3
INFO 405G
Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT 3
IT 4850 Digital Forensics Investigations 3
  Semester Total: 15
NOTE: IT 3350 is offered Fall and Summer only.   
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective   3
PHYS 2015
College Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 2010
College Physics I 4
Elective   3
Fine Arts Distribution   3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097   2
  Semester Total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions  3
Humanities Distribution  3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution  3
Third Science Distribution  3
Physical Science Distribution  3
  Semester Total: 15
  Degree total: 122

Department

Name:

365体育比赛投注Information Systems & Technology

Location:

CS 601

Telephone:365体育比赛投注

801-863-8182

Email:365体育比赛投注

Cheryl.Levi@fishncamp.com

Web Address:365体育比赛投注

fishncamp.com/ist

Chair:365体育比赛投注

C. Paul Morrey

 
 

Mission Statement

The Information Systems & Technology Department offers stackable degree programs to provide students with engaged learning opportunities to help students develop technical, communication, managerial, and lifelong -learning skills. The department’s programs prepare students for opportunities in information systems, information technology and security, information management, and education.

Vision Statement

365体育比赛投注The Information Systems and Technology Department will be the premier source of skilled information systems, information technology and security, information management, and business education professionals in the Intermountain Mountain region. This vision will be accomplished by:

  • Attracting well-qualified, motivated, and engaged students. 
  • Attracting and maintaining a skilled and highly trained, student-oriented faculty who are excellent teachers, applied scholars, and committed to serving the Institution.
  • Providing educational programs that are regionally and nationally recognized within the educational and professional communities, and technologically relevant to potential employers of graduates
 
 

Information Systems & Technology

 Advisors:


Program Coordinators:

  • Information Technology:
  • George Hickman
  • Telephone: 801-863-8887
  • Email:  GHickman@uvu.ed

 

Programs

365体育比赛投注The Information Systems & Technology Department offers a variety of certificates and degrees, providing pathways into stackable academic credentials. Students can earn certificates and associate degrees on their path toward a bachelor’s degree.

Minor:

  • Information Systems and Technology

Certificates:

  • Certificate of Completion Administrative Support
  • Certificate of Completion Network Administration
  • Certificate of Proficiency Application Development
  • Certificate of Proficiency Data Analytics
  • Certificate of Proficiency Database Administration and Data Warehousing
  • Certificate of Proficiency Digital Information Management CA
  • Certificate of Proficiency Foundations of Application Development CA
  • Certificate of Proficiency Healthcare Information Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency Information Technology

Associate Degrees:

  • AAS Administrative Information Management
  • AAS Information Systems and Technology
  • AS Administrative Information Management
  • AS Information Systems and Technology

Bachelor of Science Degrees:

  • BS Information Management
  • BS Information Systems
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Business/Marketing Education

The B.S. in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, . The B.S. in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET, .

Graduate Credentials:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Faculty Credentials

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 55.6% holding doctorate degrees and 5.5% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 12½ years, with 7 full-time faculty who have worked at UVU over 19 years. This does not include teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.

Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Lynne Yocum, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Department of Transportation; Brett McKeachnie, Director of the IT Project Management Office, Utah Valley University; Audra Yocum, Content Specialist: Computer Science & Information Technology, Alpine School District

Information Management and Business/Marketing Education Advisory Board:

Breckon Heywood, Education Specialist: Business and Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Career & Technical Education, Career & Technical Education, Utah State Board of Education; Stephanie Morgan, CTE/Business Teacher, Corner Canyon High School; Brandon Jacobson, Educational Specialist Career Connections: General Financial Literacy and Industry Liaison, Career & Technical Education, Utah State Board of Education; Josie Reynaud, Nebo School District; Kristina Yamada, Educational Specialist: Information Technology and Digital Media, Utah State Board of Education

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, M.B.A., Strategy & Finance, University of Utah; Ph.D., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Nicholas Ball(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, M.B.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Information & Decision Sciences, University of Minnesota.

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Kimberly Bartholomew(1994)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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Jan Bentley(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.S., Clerical Office Training, Ricks, College; B.S., Marketing and Distributive Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University.

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Kodey Crandall(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.S., Instructional Technology; Utah State University.

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Basil Hamdan(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accounting, M.B.A., MIS, East Carolina University; Ph.D., Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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George Hickman(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, San Diego State University.

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Richard Ivie(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic & Computer Engineering, M.B.A., Business, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty, Director, Cybersecurity Graduate Studies



B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.S., Information Systems, University of Utah; Ph.D., Education, Utah State University.

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Cynthia Krebs(1988)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Business Education, Utah State University.

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Daniel McDonald(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Management Information Systems, Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona.

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C. Morrey(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Matthew North(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University.

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Pat Ormond(1984)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Data Processing, A.A.S., Accounting, Utah Technical College; B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Richard Smith(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, Utah Valley University.

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Doreen Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, B.S., Business Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Professional-Technical & Technology Education, University of Idaho.

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Charles Taysom(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University, M.S., MSIT-Network Security Management, Colorado Technical University.

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