Methodist University’s Digital Forensics interdisciplinary curriculum takes a bottom up approach to information security to give the student an understanding of all components that possibly could be compromised if attacked. The program is comprised of introductory courses in cybercrime and networking, digital forensics, data recovery and cybersecurity. These courses address computer crime investigations, collecting digital evidence, detecting and mitigating threats, vulnerability assessment/scanning, network penetration testing and IT auditing and compliance. The program also focuses on the techniques, policies, and operational procedures that are needed by organizations to assist with securing a company’s infrastructure.
Approved courses from other institutions may be accepted in transfer for your remaining requirements. As of March 2015, Methodist University and Fayetteville Technical Community College have a Memorandum of Agreement that states that Methodist University will accept up to 18 semester credit hours from FTCC into the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Program. To view which courses will transfer, click here.
The Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity minor consists of 21 s.h. distributed as follows:
- JUS 2430 Introduction to Cybercrime (3 s.h.)
- JUS 2450 Cybercrime Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
- JUS 2500 Digital Crime Investigation (3 s.h.)
- JUS 2510 Networking Concepts (3 s.h.)
- JUS 2550 Hardening the Enterprise Network (3 s.h.)
- JUS 3400 Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning (3 s.h.)
- JUS 3600 Basic Data Recovery (3 s.h.)