Cyber Security And Forensics

Become a critical player in today’s networked world, where demand is high for skilled professionals who can secure confidential information and block unauthorized access. Businesses everywhere rely upon these well-trained and experienced specialists who can identify security vulnerabilities and implement frameworks for incident prevention, response, and recovery.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Analyze security and privacy issues in real-world cases.
  • Recognize appropriate techniques both to minimize risks and to react to security breaches.
  • Investigate techniques and tools specific to network, system software, and application software security.
  • Study ways to structure computer-security practices in alignment with organizational needs.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 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 1-866-492-5336.

*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

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 1010 Course IT Infrastructure Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 1020 Course Networking Fundamentals Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 1030 Course Introduction to Programming Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2010 Course Data Structures Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2020 Course IT Theory Fundamentals Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2030 Course Operating Systems Fundamentals and Administration Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2040 Course Systems Analysis Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2050 Course Systems Design Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2060 Course Database Management Systems Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2070 Course Human-Computer Interaction Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 2080 Course Web Programming Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 3010 Course Mobile and Pervasive Technologies Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 3020 Course Computer Security Fundamentals Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 3040 Course IT Project Management Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 4010 Course Network Administration Credits 5
Course Code STAT 3401 Course Statistical Concepts Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 4030 Course Systems Integration Credits 5

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 3101 Course Systems Software Security Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 4101 Course Network Security Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 4102 Course Application Software Security Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 4103 Course Computer Forensics Credits 5

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 4902 Course IT Senior Seminar Credits 5
Course Code ITEC 4999 Course IT Capstone Project Credits 5

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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