Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Computer Forensics.

EXPLORE THE EXCITING WORLD OF COMPUTER FORENSICS.

Are you ready to gather evidence and catch cyber thieves? Get started with a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Computer Forensics from DeVry University. Unlock your inner tech detective as you develop stronger deductive and inductive reasoning skills to formulate and test theories about how cybercrimes were committed.

This program is anchored with Tech Core, curriculum specifically designed to arm you with a foundation in technology. You’ll get hands-on learning in Engineering Technology, Information Technology and Software and Information Systems and build relevant skills you can put to work tomorrow.

GET TO KNOW OUR COMPUTER FORENSICS DEGREE SPECIALIZATION.

Computer forensics investigators help identify and prosecute cybercriminals by recovering and analyzing data from cyberattacks. In our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Computer Forensics program, you’ll gain an understanding of leading computer forensic software applications and the laws and ethics that affect digital evidence. The Computer Forensics Specialization will also teach you how to recover and gather evidence from viruses and information security breaches that could be encrypted or destroyed—such as erased files and emails—and how to prepare reports that may be used in court.

The Computer Forensics Specialization can be earned as a part of the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Computer Forensics Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$497/Credit
Hour
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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Computer Forensics Specialization covers the following:

  • Computer Ethics
    Explore the nature and social impact of computer technology, and the corresponding formulation and justification of governmental and organizational policies for ethical uses of such technology.
  • Logic and Design
    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing.
  • Interacting with Computers
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information.
  • Information Ordering
    Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (eg, patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures or mathematical operations).
  • Digital Crime Evidence and Procedure
    Study basic legal concepts and evidentiary procedures for investigating criminal activity involving computers and computer-based systems; Explore practical application of the law and legal procedures in the digital age.
  • Digital Forensics
    Apply basic forensic techniques used to investigate illegal and unethical activity within a PC or local area network (LAN) environment and resolve related issues.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Structured Analysis and Design
    Explore the systems analysis and design process using information systems methodologies and techniques to analyze business activities and solve problems; identify, define and document business problems, and then develop information system models to solve them.
  • Information Systems Security Planning and Audit
    Understand the risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan.

2-in-1

Earn an extra credential with our unique 2-in-1 design. All courses in our Information Technology & Networking Associate degree are embedded within this program. So you can earn an associate degree on the way to your bachelor’s.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Computer Forensics Specialization may consider the following careers:

  • Computer Digital Forensic Investigator

  • Computer Programmer

  • Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may disqualify an applicant for a position in the justice administration field. Additional government-required training programs may be necessary to obtain employment in this field.

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Application Development

CIS321 Structured Analysis and Design
CIS339 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab
CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
CIS407A Web Application Development with Lab
WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Specialized Courses

Computer Forensics

CCSI410 Digital Forensics I with Lab
CCSI460 Digital Forensics II with Lab
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management
SEC440 Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

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Related Programs


1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.