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. Computer forensics specialist often handle electronic evidence of criminal cases and play a key role in identifying and prosecuting criminals. The technical, analytical and logic skills and the hands-on experience you have an opportunity to gain at DeVry University are designed to help open the door to exciting opportunities in the world of computer forensics.

Professional Responsibilities


Career Options

Professional Responsibilities

By earning your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University with a specialization in Computer Forensics, you’re preparing to work with law enforcement personnel and systems to recover data, break codes, and investigate electronic evidence. Professional responsibilities of computer digital/forensic investigators often 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

Industries that often call on computer forensics professionals include:

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

DeVry University’s Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Computer Forensics is designed to prepare graduates for careers in:

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