Digital Forensics Certificate
To address the increasing threat from computer crimes and cybercrime, digital forensics is necessary. Law enforcement and government agencies, organizations, and companies all need digital forensics professionals to better protect digital assets, or investigate cybercrime. The Digital Forensics Certificate is offered to students who wish to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in digital forensics. The Center for Law Enforcement and Technology Collaboration, which incorporates the programs of Computer Science, Criminal Justices, and Management Information Systems at GSU, is also involved in offering this certificate.
This certificate is open to both upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to enroll in this certificate program.
Among the four courses required by this certificate program (CPSC4540/CJUS5300, CPSC4542/CJUS5540, 4, and CPSC6622), CPSC4540/CJUS5300 serves as an entry-level course. Two courses are offered per semester. A student should be able to complete all required courses within two terms after fulfilling the prerequisite.
In addition to meeting the university requirements for certificate admission, applicants must have completed the following course:
CPSC 5000 Computer Science Workshop: Digital Forensics Preparation or its equivalent.
In order to receive the Digital Forensics Certificate, both undergraduate and graduate students must complete each required course with a grade of “B” or better and submit the application for award of certificate to their faculty advisor.
*Note: If an undergraduate student gets a “C” in a required course for the certificate program, this course may be counted as an elective course for his/her degree requirements.
Required Courses( 12 Hours)
CPSC4540/CJUS5300 Digital Forensics (3)
CPSC4542/CJUS553 Contemporary Issues in Digital Forensics (3)
CJUS 4584 Special Topics in Information Security (3)
CPSC 6622 Special Topics in Digital Forensics (3)
Total - 12 Hours
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to Digital Forensics Certificate Fact Sheet