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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.


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 1001CIT 101Introduction to Computers3
CIT 1006CIT 106Cyber Ethics3
CIT 2104CIT 214Networks and Security3

Electives (9 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CRJ 1001CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 2800CRJ 280Principles of Criminal Investigations3
CRJ 3900CRJ 390Technology in Criminal Justice3
CIT 3405CIT 345Digital Forensics3
CIT 3200CIT 320System Administration3
CIT 3109CIT 319Network Administration3