Computer Forensics Degree Program Outcomes

Upon completion, graduates with a B.S. Degree in Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation should be able to:

  • Interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence.
  • Create a method for gathering, assessing, and applying new and existing legislation and industry trends specific to the practice of digital forensics.
  • Employ fundamental computer theory in the context of computer forensics practices.
  • Adhere to the ethical standards of the profession and apply those standards to all aspects of the study and practice of digital forensics.
  • Using the scientific process, apply the principles of effective digital forensic investigation techniques.
  • Identify the culture of "white collar crime" and the methods used by white-collar criminals and employ this knowledge to guide economic crime investigations.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of available digital forensic tools and use them in a way that optimizes the efficiency and quality of digital forensic investigation.
  • Explain the role of digital forensics in the field of information assurance and cyber security and recognize the opportunities to benefit from and support the goals of those fields.


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