Computer Information Systems And Security

Today’s criminals often leave a digital trail; meanwhile, law enforcement agencies must protect confidential information as well as extract key data involved in crimes.

This concentration will help you:

  • Understand the technology infrastructure that underlies information systems.
  • Gain access to key Internet services and applications.
  • Learn to prevent information security network attacks.

In addition, you will:

  • Explore basic approaches to computer forensics.
  • Analyze information systems for evidence of illegal or inappropriate activities.
  • Consider the legal, ethical, and policy implications of forensic techniques.
  • Gain the skills you need for a position as a computer and cybercrime professional in government, corporate information security departments, law enforcement agencies, and law firms.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 1001 Course Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 2001 Course Criminology and Social Control Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 2002 Course Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 2003 Course Criminal Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3001 Course Corrections Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3002 Course Courts and Judicial Process Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3003 Course Law Enforcement Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3004 Course Data Analysis for the Criminal Professional Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CMIS 1002 Course Information Technology Infrastructure Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 2001 Course Internet Computing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4101 Course Information Security and Privacy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4102 Course Information Security Techniques I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4103 Course Information Security Techniques II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4104 Course Computer Forensics Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 4150 Course Capstone: International Justice and Human Rights Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 12 courses from general education, BS in Criminal Justice, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 10 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 60 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

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