Metropolitan State University’s Computer Forensics minor helps students gain the key knowledge of programming information assurance, computer incident investigation, cyberspace ethics, and computer laws.

Study basic computer forensics including classification of the digital evidence, the procedure of discovering and preserving evidence, types of computer and Internet crimes. Students also learn computer & operating systems fundamentals.

Essential concepts of computer organization and architecture and memory management are studied. Students also have the opportunity to learn the techniques and procedures of system installation, configuration, administration, and trouble shooting.  Problem-solving techniques, algorithm design and debugging techniques are also essential to this minor.

Major or Career

A Computer Forensics Minor is also an excellent complement for liberal arts students who are majoring in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Application Development

A minor in computer forensics is particularly appropriate for students in professional programs such as:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement



Study within the field of computer forensics develops skills such as:

  • Digital Crime Investigation
  • Computer System Troubleshooting

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