Undergraduate Minors

In Digital Forensics or Cyber Security

Undergraduate students, who are completing a degree program in any major, can declare a minor field of study in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security.

Both the Digital Forensics Minor and the Cyber Security Minor are faculty-directed minors. The first step in exploring taking a minor is to fill out the minor Interest form. The guidelines for courses to take for each minor are listed on the pages linked to the right. The faculty supervisor has the ability to approve modifications to these guidelines for individual students.

A minimum grade point average of 2.00 must be earned in the minor courses, and at least 12 of the 18 credits must be at the 200 level or above. At least half of the credits required for the minor must be earned at the University of Rhode Island. General education requirements may be used for the minor, but no course may be used for both the major and minor field of study. Minor courses may not be taken on a pass-fail basis.

Application for the minor must be filed in the academic dean's office no later than the beginning of the student's final semester or term, but may be filed as early as the first semester of the Junior year. (Filing for a minor earlier than the Junior year is subject to approval by the student's degree-granting college.)

Undergraduate students may wish to continue their education with a Professional Science Masters degree after their bachelors. These students may take up to 3 courses as advance standing credit to be applied toward their masters degree, but they will not be eligible for the minor.

Interested?

Fill out our Interest Form and start taking classes next semester!

Interest Form

More Information