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Minor in Computer Forensics

Administered by Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

Effective Fall 2008

Computer forensics is the acquisition of digital evidence in a legally sound way. The minor is designed to be flexible and to appeal to students with many different majors. The minor consists of the first three computer forensics courses along with the three courses that may be taken in either compuer forensics or in forensics related courses in other disciplines, currently accounting, anthoropolgy, chemistry, computer science, political science and criminal justice.

Required courses:

56.117 Intro to Computer Forensics

56.217 Computer Forensics File Systems I

56.218 Computer Forensics File Systems II

Plus any* 9 credits from the following:

43.300 Juvenile Delinquency
43.310 Penology
43.320 Victimology
43.330 White Collar Crime
43.430 Special Topics
44.446 Constitutional Law
44.448 Judicial Process
46.221 Forensic Anthropology
52.105 Introduction to Forensic Science
56.121 Object Oriented Programming with Java
56.122 Graphical User Interfaces in Java
56.123 Visual Basic I
56.223 Visual Basic II
56.317 Forensics Analysis (Windows Environment)
56.348 Data Mining
56.357 Database Design
56.417 Advanced Topics in Forensics
56.476 Introduction to Computer Networks
91.326 Introduction to Fraud Examination
91.426 Advanced Fraud Examination

* A course in the major cannot be counted both for the major and this minor.

Some of these courses have prerequisites.