2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Digital Forensics - Cybersecurity (DFOR-MNR-BU) Minor

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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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. 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 courses are designed for students to explore the concepts of information security from both historical and emerging perspectives. Topics include computer crime, mobile device forensics, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues, and the history and future of digital crime.

Admission Requirements


This minor is open to all students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and may only be awarded to those not pursuing a degree in this subject area.

New Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

All Minor Requirements - 18 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 a minor at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the minor.
  • A minimum of 18 credits within the minor must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credit hours, in a minor may overlap with the student’s major.
  • Up to 6 credit hours may overlap between any two minors.
  • The minor must be completed prior to or at the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Minor Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all minor courses.
  • A term prior to completion of the minor, student 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 minor.

Contact Information


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

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