Cyber-Defense and Information Security (BCJ)

The beauty of the Tiffin University Cyber Defense and Information Assurance major is that it is not narrowly focused. The curriculum addresses the entire range of cyber operations, from analyzing the largest national and international cyber policy issues, to collecting data off the smallest hand-held devices.  Through this major, students are exposed to the entire breadth of the field.

The Cyber Defense and Information Assurance major addresses the evolving threats to our economy and society in cyberspace. The curriculum is designed to give students a solid background in technology applications, threat assessment, and mitigation. Using real-world case scenarios and threat actors, the program challenges students to think critically about interconnected systems and vulnerabilities. This diversified program culminates in a senior seminar that includes both Digital Forensics and Cyber Defense and Information Assurance students participating in a red team/blue team scenario, providing both teams the opportunity to manage an intrusion incident from inception to forensic analysis and reporting.

Your Cyber-Defense and Information Security Curriculum

Criminal Justice Core

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
JUS110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
JUS201 Criminal Law 3
JUS202 Criminal Procedures 3
JUS361 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
ENF293 Criminology 3
SCS300 Research Design (w) 3
SCS470 Internship I 3

Cyber-Defense Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS155 Operating Systems 3
CIS255 Internet and Website Development 3
ENF341 Survey of Computer Forensics 3
ENF348 Information Systems and Analysis for Criminal/Intelligence Analysts 3
JUS245 Legal Aspects of Computer Network Operations 3
ENF344 Information Security 3
POL151 Introduction to National Security Studies 3
POL425 Intelligence Analysis 3
ENF441 Counterintelligence/Counter-terrorism 3
POL491 Senior Seminar in Government and National Security(w) 3

Open Electives *

Course Number Course Credit Hours
CIS201 Programming (prerequisite) 3
CIS355 Spreadsheet Applications for Decision Making (prerequisite) 3
POL341 Covert Action and Intelligence (recommended) 3

*Note: It is likely that some of these courses may have a classified component, requiring the student to obtain a U.S. security clearance. In all such cases, there will be an unclassified option to the course content made available to students who are unable or unwilling to obtain a security clearance and work in a classified setting, ensuring that the issue of a security clearance does not interfere with the student being able to successfully complete the major.

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For more information about the BCJ Cyber-Defense and Information Security degree program, or the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, contact us at (800) 968-6446.

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