World of Digital Forensics

 

The World of Digital Forensics is designed for incoming freshmen considering a career in the fast-growing field of digital forensics. Students in this Living-Learning Community live and take classes with other freshmen who share an interest in learning about how to follow digital “fingerprints” to investigate and track activities in the electronic domain. Students will learn about the academic and social expectations of a career in digital forensics through co-curricular activities and interactions with guest speakers.

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Overview

As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you stay an engaged student within your L-LC you could become a World Ambassador your Sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly dinners in your own dining hall!
World of Digital Forensics Lead Faculty: Professor Fabio Auffant
Weekly L-LC Dinner: Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 5:55 PM

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Digital Forensics is ideal for intended Digital Forensics majors, but intended majors and minors in Business, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Accounting, and Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security (minor) are welcome to apply.

What does the World of Digital Forensics do?

The World of Digital Forensics will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend themed events together!

Fall 2017 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Digital Forensics
Digital Forensics 100: Introduction to Information Systems

Spring 2018 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry 110
Digital Forensics 201: Introduction to Digital Forensics

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Discussions of how hackers work
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Guest speakers who work in the fields of digital forensics and cyber security
  • Workshops on résumé writing, effective networking, and interview skills
  • Presentations on how to find and secure internship opportunities