Digital Forensics Course Map

These course maps provide a semester-by-semester breakdown of courses for the students. In addition to the UAlbany course map, we have equivalent course maps defined for each of our partner community college as well to make transition of transfers from these colleges easier into the University. Students from other majors at UAlbany who are interested in Digital Forensics may also use the UAlbany course map to determine the courses needed in addition to their current degree requirements. These maps may not include all the electives that are offered in the Digital Forensics program. We are also willing to work with individual students and other community colleges to define customized course maps from other programs not currently listed.

For UAlbany students, the freshman year is primarily focused on the General Education and foundational courses and sophomore year is focused primarily on core competency courses. Also, the junior year is focused on specialized forensics concentration courses, and the senior year is focused on capstone courses. Transfers from community colleges have slightly modified course maps based on their associate's degree requirements. There will be several opportunities to take elective courses (especially in the junior and senior year) that students should use to focus on their area of interest.

Year 1 Fall       Credits
**ASOC 115 Introduction to Sociology2   3
**BFOR 100 Introduction to Information Systems   3
GE U.S. History   3
GE Foreign Language   3
GE UUNI 100 Writing and Critical Inquiry   3
  15
Year 1 Spring  
BITM 215 Information Technologies for Business   3
APSY 101 Introduction to Psychology2   3
**BFOR 201 Introduction to Digital Forensics   3
**RCRJ 281 Intro to Statistics1 or AMAT 108 Elementary Statistics1   3
GE Natural Science   3
  15
     
Year 2 Fall   Credits
RCRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice   3
**BFOR 202 Cyber Crime Investigations   3
**BFOR 203 Networking - Introduction to Communication w/ lab   3
GE Humanities (suggested APHI 210 Introduction to Logic)   3
**BACC 211 Financial Accounting   3
  15
Year 2 Spring  
RCRJ 202 Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice w/ discussion   4
RCRJ 203 Criminology w/ discussion   3
BFOR 204 Fundamentals of Information and Cyber Security   3
GE International Perspectives   3
GE Arts   3
  16
     
Year 3 Fall   Credits
BFOR 300 Databases for Digital Forensics   3
BFOR 301 Computer Forensics I   3
BFOR 302 eDiscovery Forensics   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  15
Year 3 Spring  
BFOR 303 Computer Forensics II   3
BFOR 304 Network and Mobile Forensics   3
GE Challenges for 21st Century   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  15
     
Year 4 Fall   Credits
BFOR 401W* Advanced Digital Forensics   4
BACC 400 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  16
Year 4 Spring  
BFOR 402 Digital Forensics Moot Court   4
BACC 401 Forensic Accounting Investigative Techniques   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  13

 

1 Satisfies the GE Mathematics and Statistics requirement;
2 Satisfies the GE Social Sciences requirement;
3 Satisfies GE Information Literacy requirement