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.
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.
You can take it anywhere, it’s powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all of your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.
Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your 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.
*The IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.
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:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Cloud+
- Microsoft Technology Associate - Python
Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.
Graduates with our Computer Forensics Specialization may consider the following careers:
Computer Digital Forensic Investigator
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.
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|LAS432||Technology, Society, and Culture|
|ECON312||Principles of Economics|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
|MATH221||Statistics for Decision Making|
|PHYS204||Applied Physics with Lab|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem Solving|
Tech Core Courses
|CEIS101||Introduction to Technology and Information Systems|
|CEIS106||Introduction to Operating Systems|
|CEIS110||Introduction to Programming|
|CEIS114||Introduction to Digital Devices|
|NETW191||Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking|
|NETW211||Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|SEC285||Fundamentals of Information Security|
Information Systems and Programming
|CEIS236||Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals|
|CEIS312||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning|
|CIS170C||Programming with Lab|
|CIS247C||Object-Oriented Programming with Lab|
|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|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
|CEIS499||Preparation for the Profession|
|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|
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.