Computer Forensics


[NOTE: Change in Minor to 15 credits effective Fall 2016. Current students can elect to move to 15 credits minor as of Spring 2016. Consult with your advisor] 

(For all majors)

Computer forensics involves the identification, preservation, extraction, interpretation and the documentation of digital evidence in criminal and civil investigations. It is an interdisciplinary minor developed and administered jointly by the Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering and the School of Criminal Justice, Political Science and International Studies. The minor, consisting of 15 credits, is designed to provide students with a blend of theory and practice in six interdisciplinary-specific courses - three from each school. This minor will provide students with a strong foundation in the knowledge, understanding and competencies sought by prospective employers in the area of computer forensics.

Required Courses (12 credits)

CRIM2218  Computer Technologies and CyberCrime
CRIM3327  File System Forensic Analysis and Investigation
INFO1101 Computer Concepts and Technology
INFO4101 Data Communications & Computer Networks I

Elective Courses (3 credits)

CRIM4010  Computer Forensic, Software & Hardware Applications (OR)
INFO4410  Foundations of Cybersecurity

National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Fairleigh Dickinson University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) for the academic years 2012 through 2015. The information assurance (IA) academic program described on this web page helps impart skills and training needed to defending America's cyberspace.

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