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Technology is expanding at a rate faster than anyone could have imagined 20, 10, or even five years ago. Unfortunately, a jump in digital crime has accompanied the increased use of computers, the Internet, and digital devices. That’s where digital forensics comes in.

This minor gives you knowledge and experience in the areas of criminal investigation and evidence, criminal law, and digital forensics. It can prove a valuable asset for many professionals, even those outside of law enforcement.

What You Will Learn

In addition to mastering the theories behind digital forensics and applying them to the real world, a minor in digital forensics offers you the chance to understand such topics as:

  • computer science
  • computer security
  • computer forensics
  • geographic information studies

Good Majors for this Minor

This minor can significantly boost your career, particularly if you’re majoring in areas such as:

Minor Requirements

A minor in digital forensics consists of 24 credits with emphasis on criminology, policing, criminal evidence, and criminal law.

For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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How to Enroll

Are you interested in this minor? To enroll, please visit our department’s main office in North Quad Building, room 278 and pick up an application.