Academic Program Proposal

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Stevenson University
Proposal
Bachelor of ScienceCybersecurity and Digital Forensics4/5/2018
Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Program Description
The Brown School of Business and Leadership (BSOBL) and Stevenson University Online (SUO) at Stevenson University are proposing to offer a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. BSOBL will offer the degree to traditional students in a face-to-face format. SUO will offer the degree to working adult students in a fully online format. The proposed program combines cybersecurity concepts and skills with those in the field of digital forensics, creating a unique degree program not currently offered by any other Maryland institution. The emphasis of the program will be on the prevention, detection and mitigation of cyber-attacks, combined with the ability to gather digital evidence and conduct electronic crime investigations. <br> <br>The degree program, with a global perspective, will be primarily concerned with the technical side of networking and cybersecurity. With a strong emphasis on prevention, detection, and mitigation of cyberattacks, the B.S. in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program adds an investigative approach to the curriculum. Students entering the program with an Associate’s degree in correlated degree areas will have the opportunity to enroll in Stevenson&#39;s BS to MS option. Enrollment in this option would allow these students to earn as many as 18 master&#39;s degree credits while completing their undergraduate degree. <br>