The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Minor 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, while digital forensics 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.  This minor combines computer security courses with an introduction to criminal justice.

The following 6 courses (18 credits) are required for this minor:

  • CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 280 Principles of Criminal Investigations
  • CIT 101 Introduction to Computers (online)
  • CIT 106 Cyber-ethics (online)
  • CIT 214 Networks and Security
  • CIT 345 Digital Forensics

(CRJ 390 Technology in Criminal Justice may be substituted for one of the courses above with permission).