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The Computer & Digital Forensics major will provide you with a great depth and breadth of skills that will give you the most flexibility in the fast-moving fields of digital forensics.
Because you'll follow a field-relevant curriculum in the Computer & Digital Forensics major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships. Each course forensics course takes a detailed, hands-on approach that prepares you for the types of work you'll do on the job. Our Computer & Digital Forensics majors are highly sought for internships because they have been so well prepared—employers don't have to spend time getting you up to speed.
In addition to external internships, you can get unparalleled, hands-on experience in paid positions in Champlain's on-campus Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI)—a state-of-the-art digital forensics laboratory where students engage in cutting-edge research and have the opportunity to work with professional digital forensics investigators conducting real investigations.
Gain a global perspective while you work in the field. In the past few years, several students have scored internships in Germany through our strategic partnerships with companies abroad. You can read more about the affiliation in this blog post.
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.