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 Engineering & Information Sciences

College of
Engineering & Information Sciences

Computer Forensics Specialization

Computer Forensics Careers Overview

When individuals use computers to embezzle money, steal people's identities, hack into financial institutions, and commit fraud, it is the job of computer forensic specialists to investigate. As a computer forensics specialist you'll be handling the electronic evidence of criminal cases and playing a key role in identifying and prosecuting criminals. The technical, analytical and logic skills and the hands-on experience you'll gain at DeVry University can help open the door to exciting opportunities in the world of computer forensics.

Professional Responsibilities


Career Options

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University with a specialization in Computer Forensics, you'll be prepared to work with law enforcement personnel and systems, recovering data, breaking codes, and investigating electronic evidence. Professional responsibilities of computer digital/forensic investigators include:

  • Recovering, analyzing, and reporting on data found in computers for investigations and trials
  • Using tools and techniques to locate, extract, and analyze data
  • Decoding encrypted and erased files
  • Analyzing clues
  • Testifying in civil and criminal courts as an expert witness

Computer forensics careers are found across all industries, including:

  • Legal
  • Healthcare technology
  • Government
  • Transportation
  • Pharmaceutical
Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Computer Forensics will be prepared for careers in:

  • Prosecutors' offices
  • Government agencies
  • Police departments
  • Consulting firms
  • Hospitals
  • Law firms

DeVry Career Advantage

From career-focused programs to our results-driven career services team, our focus is on preparing you for your chosen career. The proof is in the numbers. In 2013, 86% of DeVry University Computer Information Systems graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within six months of graduation at an average salary of $46,856.

1 Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.