Program Requirements

The course sequence below is required for completion of the B.S. Digital Forensics degree program. The courses are classified as foundational, core competency, concentration, and capstone.  Waivers or substitutions may be made based on consultation with advisement services and the program faculty especially as new courses are developed.

The program is flexible, with multiple courses (all of the 300-level courses and select courses at 100- and 200- levels) available in online distance-learning format. We have also mapped the courses in the program for each semester to make it easy for students to follow the program. Specialized course maps are available for students enrolled through UAlbany as well as for transfers from community college associates degree programs. We will have several electives to supplement the core courses that are a part of the required curriculum. Students may choose to take these courses depending on their focus and Interest.

Foundational Principle Courses in Digital Forensics               Credits
APSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ASOC 115 Introduction to Sociology   3
BACC 211 Financial Accounting   3
BFOR 100 Introduction to Information Systems   4
BITM 215 Information Technologies for Business   3
RCRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice   3
RCRJ 203 Criminology   3
RCRJ 281 OR  
AMAT 108
Introduction to Statistics / Elementary Statistics   3    
Core Competency Courses in Digital Forensics Credits
RCRJ 202 Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice   4
BFOR 203 Networking – Introduction to Communications   3
BFOR 204 Fundamentals of Information and Cyber Security   3
BFOR 300 Databases for Digital Forensics   3
BACC 400 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection   3
Concentration Courses in Digital Forensics Credits
BFOR 201 Introduction to Digital Forensics   3
BFOR 202 Cyber Crime Investigations   3
BFOR 301 Computer Forensics I   3
BFOR 302 eDiscovery Forensics   3
BFOR 303 Computer Forensics II   3
BFOR 304 Network and Mobile Forensics   3
BACC 401 Forensic Accounting Investigative Techniques   3
Capstone Courses in Digital Forensics   Credits
BFOR 401W Advanced Digital Forensics   4
BFOR 402 Digital Forensics Moot Court   4

Total Credits: 69 core credits (120 total)