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Homeland Security : Digital Security and Forensics

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Official Program Checksheet

Why Choose the Homeland Security-Digital Security and Forensics Minor?

The minor in Homeland Security was created to increase the options available for Ferris State University students seeking to supplement their education in the field of security. By having a solid education in both the field of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, it is believed that all other Ferris State University students majoring in other areas will increase their employment opportunities. The minor is based upon combining two criminal justice courses with four courses in security, forensics, and fraud. The course is designed for students to explore the concepts of information security from both historical and emerging perspectives. Topics include the capabilities and threats of technology to information security, computer crime, homeland security, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues. Also, the history, nature and extent of computer crime and the roles and responsibilities of the legal system will be investigated.

Admission Requirements

Any current Ferris State University undergraduate student who is in good academic standing may enroll in this minor.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University. An average GPA of 2.0 or higher must be achieved for the courses to count towards the minor. The minor requires 18 credit hours of criminal justice, security, forensics, and fraud courses.

More Information

Ferris State University
School of Criminal Justice
1349 Cramer Circle, BIS 509
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-3652 or 231-591-5080

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Link and Visual Analysis
Data-Intelligence Comp Theory
Principles of Info Security
Choose one track from below:
Law Enforcement Track
Digital Forensics and Analysis
Fraud Examination
CJ Investigation Issues
Technical Track
Digital Forensics and Analysis
Advanced Digital Forensics
Network Security Theory - Tech
Minimum credits required: