Digital Forensics Minor

These requirements have been replaced. Current Requirements
Students who have started their minor before May 2017 may use this program.

The Digital Forensics Minor is a faculty-directed minor (see the URI Catalog "Minor Fields of Study") directed by Dr. Fay-Wolfe of URI's Computer Science Department. The Digital Forensics Minor can be done in conjunction with any major, by completing 18 credits in areas related to Digital Forensics. Typically the minor is started during the Fall of a student's Sophomore or Junior year.

Typical Course Sequence

Depending on a students background and interest, the minor can be tailored to meet each student's individual needs. Completion of the Digital Forensics Minor typically requires the following courses; modifications can be discussed with Dr. Fay-Wolfe:

Prerequisite Requirements

To acquire the proper background for the program students may need to study some prerequisite material to obtain faculty permission before taking CSF 410.

CSF102 - Computer Systems Fundamentals is an optional additional course in basic technology concepts, available for students coming from less technical backgrounds.

Core Requirements

12 credits

All students will be required to take the following courses that make up the core of the minor:

Additional Requirements

At least 6 credits

In addition to the prerequisite and three core courses for the minor, students must also take two additional courses from the following list:

* CHM 392 may be replaced by transfer credits from CCRI that result from taking CCRI's LAWS 1030 Criminalistics I


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