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Shield Computer Systems and Networks from Cyber Crime

The Minor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics is designed to meet the growing need of preventing and detecting crimes involving computational devices in our digital age. Cyber security refers to securing computer systems and networks to prevent computer crimes, and includes digital forensics which involves the detection of computer crimes once they have occurred. Reports of new computer viruses and hacking incidents are in the news every day and affect more and more people and organizations – even governments. Cyber security is one of the fastest growing job markets within IT, and knowledge of this area is relevant in most IT jobs.

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Cyber Security and Digital Forensics minor.

Transferred courses that are relevant to cyber security may be used to satisfy the electives with permission.

Required Courses (9 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 1001Introduction to Computers3
CIT 1006Cyber Ethics3
CIT 2104Networks and Security3

Electives (9 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CRJ 1001Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 2800Principles of Criminal Investigations3
CRJ 3900Technology in Criminal Justice3
CIT 3405Digital Forensics3
CIT 3200System Administration3
CIT 3109Network Administration3