Focused Areas of Study For Computer & Digital Forensics Majors

Through curriculum offerings in 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 programming and algorithms, and how those relate to digital forensics. 
  • Through the Cyber Investigation specialization, you will learn the principles and procedural aspects of a criminal investigation, including interviewing and white-collar crime.
  • In the Cybersecurity: Threats & Mitigation specialization, you will learn to maintain secure computer systems, 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 Master of Science in Digital Forensic Science program, you must apply during your junior year. See your advisor for the best course of action.