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Digital Forensics Degree Specialization

Forensic science specialists investigate crimes by collecting, identifying, classifying, and analyzing physical evidence. With population increases as well as increasing sophistication of forensic tools and techniques, this field will continue to see growth and exciting opportunities for educated professionals. A bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Digital Forensics can provide you with the specialized knowledge and technical expertise as well as the communication and critical thinking skills you need to succeed in the Digital Forensics field.

Prepare for a career in Digital Forensics by choosing this specialization when you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University. Upon graduation, you‘ll be prepared to apply analytic and scientific tools, tests, and software, as well as testify as an expert witness.

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Digital Forensics Courses

The Justice Administration degree program with a specialization in Digital Forensics may include these career-focused courses:

  • Digital Forensics I with Lab - This course introduces the study of forensics by outlining integrative aspects of the discipline with those of other sciences. Coursework focuses on applying basic forensic techniques used to investigate illegal and unethical activity within a PC or local area network (LAN) environment and then resolving related issues.
  • Digital Forensics II with Lab - Building on forensic computer techniques introduced in CCSI-410, this course focuses on advanced investigative techniques to track leads over local and wide area networks, including international computer crime.
  • Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab - Students in this course learn operating system concepts by examining various operating systems such as Windows, UNIX, and Linux, and study typical desktop system hardware, architecture, and configuration.
  • Connectivity with Lab - This course covers fundamentals of data communication and computer networking, including the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Network architecture and configurations such as local and wide area networks are addressed.
  • Principles of Information Systems Security - Providing a broad overview of information systems security in organizations, this course covers security concepts and mechanisms; mandatory and discretionary controls; basic cryptography and its applications; intrusion detection and prevention; information systems assurance; and anonymity and privacy.

To learn more about required and elective Digital Forensics courses as well as those for the Justice Administration degree program, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.