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    Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Digital Forensics - Cybersecurity (DFOR-CT) Certificate

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Undergraduate Certificate

Responding to industry trends, the Digital Forensics/Cybersecurity Certificate is a cooperative venture of the Information Security and the Criminal Justice programs. This certificate was created to increase the options available for Ferris State University students seeking to supplement their education in the field of digital forensics and cybersecurity. By supplementing their education with computer and mobile forensics and cybersecurity, it is believed that Ferris State University students majoring in all areas will increase their employment opportunities. The certificate consists of four security sources (one in information security, two in digital forensics, and one in fraud examination). The courses are designed specifically to make the student a more thorough investigator in cybercrime scenes and mobile device technologies.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.35 HS GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and/or 16/900 ACT/SAT
  • Applicant should show proof of high school graduation with a 2.35 GPA (on a 4.00 scale). If it is determined by the College of Business Dean’s Office/Student Academic Affairs that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, all college transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.35 College GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • No more than 50% of the credits may be transferred from another institution.

All Certificate Requirements - 12 Credits Required


Certificate Courses - 12 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for an undergraduate certificate at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the certificate.
  • A minimum of 6 credits within the certificate must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of certificate credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Certificate Requirements section must be met.
  • For students seeking a degree from Ferris State University, a maximum of 50 percent of the certificate credits can be from courses required in their program/major.
  • A term prior to completion of the certificate, students must log into MyFSU and complete the “Apply for Graduation”. You will receive an email back with the next steps to take. Once this is done, the Graduation Secretary will notify the Registrar who will note the completion of the certificate.

Contact Information


Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems Department
(231) 591-2434
[email protected]

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