2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Digital Forensic/Cybersecurity

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Digital Forensics/Cybersecurity (DFOR) Minor?

The minor in Digital Forensics/Cybersecurity 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 Digital Forensics, 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, computer and mobile device forensics, 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

Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2434 


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Required Courses
Credit Hours
Link and Visual Analysis
3
Data-Intelligence Comp Theory
3
Principles of Info Security
3
Choose one track from below:
Law Enforcement Track
Digital Forensics and Analysis
3
Fraud Examination
3
CJ Investigation Issues
3
Technical Track
Digital Forensics and Analysis
3
Advanced Digital Forensics
3
Network Security Theory - Tech
3
Minimum credits required:
18