DF & CS Academics
The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center works with the Department of Computer Science and Statistics and the Department of Electrical Engineering. Together this partnership develops and oversees the curriculum and courses offered as part of the DFCSC programs at The University of Rhode Island. Both the Digital Forensics and the Cyber Security programs approach teaching as a mixture of academic and practical points of view. This hybrid approach allows students to build a strong foundation and expand themselves by applying real-world techniques and tools to the subjects being taught.
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS) have selected the University of Rhode Island as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The Digital Forensics Program began in 2005 and has become one of the most comprehensive degree programs in Digital Forensics through a Computer Science Department at a major university. This includes a variety of degree and certificate programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals.
The Cyber Security Program consists of a minor for undergraduate students, certificates for both graduates and professionals, and starting Fall 2015 a Professional Science Masters Degree. This program also supports tracks in the Masters and PhD programs for Computer Science students. The program is rapidly expanding and final program details and registration will be announced via email and here on our website.
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"Even after working in IT for over 15 years I found the classes to be informative and challenging."