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A graduate working at the cyber lab: Regent University, Virginia Beach, offers a digital forensics minor online.

Minor – Cyber/Digital Forensics


Students choosing the Minor in Cyber/Digital Forensics must take:

ISYS 204 Introduction to Information Systems (3)
ISYS 222 Digital Forensics (3)
CYBR 320 Operating System Forensics (3)
CYBR 340 Malware Forensics (3)
CYBR 430 Mobile Forensics (3)
CYBR 440 Cyber Crime & Digital Investigation (3)

Note: Specialized skills recognized in this course are designed for students majoring in Information System Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Cyber/Digital Forensics. Nonetheless, other students are welcome, but may be required to take additional courses to meet the prerequisites.

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Examination and analysis of methods, key technical concepts, and tools for conducting successful digital forensic examinations in all three major operating systems encountered in a real world analysis. Prerequisite: ISYS 222.

Methods and tools for detecting and analyzing malware and reconstructing the infection event and timeline. Prerequisites: CYBR 320, ISYS 222, and ISYS 331.

Procedures for conducting mobile forensic investigations to include identification, preservation, examination, analysis, and report of mobile device data. Prerequisites: CYBR 340 and ISYS 222.

Examine and utilize investigative techniques to address cyber-crimes associated with computing environments to include the Internet. Prerequisites: CRJU 230, CRJU 335, CYBR 430, and ISYS 222.

Computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, computer security, artificial intelligence, legal and ethical considerations, codes of conduct, privacy, computer crimes, and the future of computing and the Internet and their relationship to the business world.

Recovery of evidence from any media or digital device that can store or transmit data. Best practices and current techniques for capturing and analyzing digital evidence to support a criminal or civil complaint in court.

Course fees

ANIM100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM112Fund/2D Comp. Based Animation$200
ANIM115Intro to Sound & Motion Graphics$200
ANIM121Fundamentals of Design$200
ANIM203Introduction to 3-D Animation$200
ANIM210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM218Adv 2-D Comp Anim Tech$200
ANIM222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM314Adv 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM340History of Animation$70
ANIM400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM413Motion Graphics for Film & TV$200
ANIM415Animation in 3D$200
ANIM450Special Effects Film/Video$200
ANIM480Production Practicum$200
ANIM489Animation Workshop$200
ANIM496Culminating Project$200
ARTA120Introduction to Drawing$70
ARTA121Fundamentals of Design$200
ARTA201Comparative Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA320Painting 1$200
ARTA401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL101Intro to Bio w/Lab$70
BIOL121General Biology I$70
BIOL122General Biology II$70
BIOL201Human Anatomy & Physiology I$70
BIOL202Human Anatomy & Physiology II$70
BIOL321General Microbiology$200
BUSN470Strategic Management$50
CHEM121General Chemistry I$70
CHEM122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM222Organic Chemistry II$70
CRJU460Senior Research/CrimJus$30
CTVU129Fundamentals of Production$200
CTVU256Fundamentals/Post Production$200
CTVU258Sound Design$200
CTVU327Film Producing$200
CTVU350Fundamentals of TV Production$200
CTVU427Film Producing$200
CTVU480Production Practicum$200
CTVU496Senior Project$200
ENGL485English Senior Seminar$40
GENE100Making of the Christian Mind$75
GENE402Making of the Christian Leader$75
GOVT493Senior Sem in Government$30
HIST207Western Civilization I$25
HIST401Historiography & Research Meth$30
MATH440History of Mathematics$25
MUSI347Sight Reading/Musical Performa$70
MUSI348Ensemble Performance$70
MUSI380Voice Practicum$70
NSCI270Natur/Sci/Ethics w/ Laboratory$70
NSCI499Thesis Research and Writing$70
PHYS221General Physics I$70
PHYS222General Physics II$70
THEU132Basic Acting 1$200
THEU221Movement for the Stage$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre$200
THEU232Basic Acting 2$200
THEU234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU312Stage Combat$200
THEU323Principles of Theatre Design$200
THEU324Stage & Theatre Management$70
THEU330Screen Acting 1$200
THEU337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU375SpTp: Playwriting$60 (fees vary per section)
THEU380Voice Practicum$70
THEU402Modern Drama$70
THEU405Theatre History 1$70
THEU406Theatre History 2$70
THEU420Performance Studio$70
UED480APracticum I$70
UED480BPracticum II$70
UED495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
ACCT472Advanced Accounting II$50
ANIM115Intro to Sound & Motion Graphics$200
ANIM121Fundamentals of Design$70
BUSN470Strategic Management$50
CRJU460Senior Research/CrimJus$30
CTVU480Production Practicum$70
ENGL485English Senior Seminar$40
GENE100Making of the Christian Mind$75
GENE402Making of the Christian Leader$75
GOVT493Senior Sem in Government$30
HIST401Historiography & Research Meth$30

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