Focused Areas of Study For Computer & Digital Forensics Majors

Through deep curriculum offerings in highly specialized areas of study, you can tailor your Computer & Digital Forensics major to gain a high degree of specific, marketable technical expertise.

Specializations are a required part of your Computer & Digital Forensics major and may be taken in tandem with other elective Computer & Digital Forensics courses. Students can also opt to obtain a minor instead of a specialization. Your faculty advisor in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences will help you map out the best academic path to reach your desired career and/or graduate studies goals.

Specializations in the Computer & Digital Forensics Major

  • The specialization in Computer Science will give you the deeper understanding of Computer Science that employers are looking for in their computer and digital forensics teams.
  • Through the Cyber Investigation specialization, you will learn how to conduct a cyber investigation and be able to evaluate cyber crime scenes.
  • The Economic Crime Investigation specialization will teach you to effectively maneuver the corporate and criminal investigations focused on economic crimes.
  • In the Cybersecurity: Threats & Mitigation specialization, you will learn to create and maintain secure computer systems, be able to identify risks and recommend risk mitigation strategies.
  • The Digital Forensic Science (4 + 1) program enables you to begin master's level classes in Digital Forensic Science while still taking undergraduate courses. You can graduate in five years with both an Undergraduate and Graduate degree! If you are interested in pursuing the Graduate Master of Science in Digital Forensic Science program, you must apply during your junior year. See your advisor for the best course of action.