Digital Forensics Minor

Enter the emerging field of digital forensics with Immaculata’s new minor. Digital forensics involves analysis of evidence that exists in digital form such as hard drives, emails and network activity. This minor, with classes offered via all learning formats, can be added to several bachelor programs, including criminology, sociology, cybersecurity, computer science and political science.

The lack of qualified professionals in this field makes adding the 19-credit minor beneficial. Successful completion of the minor prepares students for the ACE certificate in digital forensics that enhances job prospects. Topics covered in the minor focus on digital investigations with identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting.

19-credit Digital Forensics Minor Courses include:

  • CHE 105 Forensic Science, 3 credits
  • CYB 301 Cybersecurity Fundamentals, 3 credits
  • CYB 360 Digital Forensics, 3 credits
  • SOC 247 Hi-Technology Crime, 3 credits
  • SOC 217 Intro to Criminal Justice, 3 credits
  • SOC 402 Crime Scene Investigation, 3 credits
  • SOC 403 Crime Scene Workshop, 1 credit

Successful completion of the minor prepares students for the AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) certification exam in digital forensics. Courses are offered face-to-face, hybrid and online delivery formats.

Forensic science technicians average $61,930 per year and the field is expected to grow by 11% by 2031.

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