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Computer Forensics Major BAS

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Forensics is a four-year, 120 credits program offered through the Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) department. This program prepares students with knowledge in cyber security, computer incident investigation, cyberspace ethics, and computer laws. Graduates will work in the computer technology and related fields in supporting companies and organizations to protect their interests or in helping law firms to deal with civil litigations. Whenever needed, graduates can also assist law enforcement fight against cyber terrorism and crimes.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Computer Forensics major, students must submit a College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for CFS 262, CFS 264 and CFS 280 or transfer equivalents
  • Two writing courses as defined to meet general education requirements
  • Prerequisite courses (see below) with a grade of C- or better

Students who do not meet the requirements above or are on academic probation will not be accepted to the major. Students not accepted to the major will not be allowed to take advanced courses in the discipline.

Major Requirements

Students must complete CJS 101 and either CJS 200 or WRIT 231 before enrolling in any other CJS/LAWE classes.


Computer Science and Technology

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

and one of the following:

Mathematics and Political Science

Take one of the following:

and one of the following:

Core Courses

Take one of the following three courses

Take two of the following four courses


Group I Criminal Justice

Take one of the following:

Group II Law

Take one of the following:

Group III Ethics

Take one of the following:

*No CFS courses can be used to meet two or more categories.

Students may complete the major prerequisites (see above) as part of an Associate of Science (AS) or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program in a field such as System Administration, Networking Administration, Database Administration, or Computer Forensics. Alternatively, they could start the program as freshmen at Metropolitan State University and take these classes with a view to major in Computer Forensics.

No student may be enrolled in an ICS or a CFS course without completing all course prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.