Degree Programs:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

Digital Forensics Minor

A minor in digital forensics will provide foundational knowledge of the application of computer sciences to the criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system.  Students completing this minor will gain a comprehensive understanding of the significance of digital evidence as well as an understanding of the legal protocols for accessing digital evidence.  Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours (6 courses) in criminal justice with a grade of C- or higher in each course.

The Following Courses are Required of all Digital Forensics Minors:

  • CJHS-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 205 Cyber Crime (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 308 Investigating High-Tech Crime (3 cr.)
  • CJHS-J 320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.)

Digital Forensics Electives. Choose one of the following courses:

  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming 1 (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
  • INFO-C 210 Problem Solving and Programming (3 cr.)
  • INFO-C 300 Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
  • INFO-C 307 Data Representation and Organization (3 cr.)
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 112 Basic Tools of informatics-Programming and Database Concepts (3 cr.)


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