Computer & Digital Forensics Learning Outcomes

The Computer & Digital Forensics program is designed to provide you with total professional preparation for the field—the process of computer forensics, the broad spectrum of topics within digital forensics and computer crimes, and the role of digital evidence in criminal and civil investigations and information security incident response.

By the time you complete the academic and internship requirements for your Computer Digital Forensics degree, you will be able to:

  • Conduct digital investigations that conform to accepted professional standards and are based on the investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting.
  • Cite and adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards of conduct, including impartiality and the protection of personal privacy.
  • Identify and document potential security breaches of computer data that suggest violations of legal, ethical, moral, policy and/or societal standards.
  • Apply a solid foundational grounding in computer networks, operating systems, file systems, hardware and mobile devices to digital investigations and to the protection of computer network resources from unauthorized activity.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, management and/or law enforcement to advance digital investigations or protect the security of digital resources.
  • Access and critically evaluate relevant technical and legal information and emerging industry trends.
  • Communicate effectively the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis verbally, in writing, and in presentations to both technical and lay audiences.