Minor in Computer Forensics

The minor in Computer Forensics will to teach you how to handle digital evidence and how to present it in court. You will have hands-on experience using real state-of-the-art computer forensic tools used by law enforcement. You will be prepared for a career in law enforcement or corporate security as a digital investigator and evidence examiner.

This program is offered jointly by the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice and the Department of Computer Science. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses counted toward the minor.

The minor in computer forensics consists of 30 semester hours, including the following:

  • INF 120 Elementary Programming*
  • CIT 130 Information Technology Fundamentals
  • CIT 247 Networking Fundamentals
  • CIT 371 Unix Systems
  • CIT 380 Securing Computer Systems
  • CIT 430 Computer Forensics
  • JUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice*
  • JUS 204 Criminal Investigation
  • JUS 320 Advance Crime Scene Technology and Criminalistics (available Fall only)
  • JUS 404 Evidence Preparation and Courtroom Testimony (available Spring only)

For students in pre-2011 catalogs: The requirements are INF 120, CIT 140, CIT 370, CIT 380, CIT 430, JUS 101, JUS 204 or 205, JUS 303 or 320, and JUS 404.

*courses can count toward general education requirements

For more information on our program visit with a Program Advisor.

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