Digital Forensics Careers

Bringing Justice Through Digital Evidence

Digital forensics experts—like those in computer forensics—collect, investigate and report on the evidence of criminal cases. They find their evidence on computers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and more. Digital forensics experts differ in the fact that they build their careers through primarily studying law and the nature of crime, while those in computer forensics tend to be more focused on the technology side.

Earning a Justice Administration degree with a Specialization in Digital Forensics at DeVry University can help you obtain the necessary skills to accomplish your goals. In addition to learning about the law in your main courses, you’ll also learn how to use computer forensic software applications. With this skill set, you can play a key role in identifying and prosecuting criminals.

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Professional Responsibilities

A DeVry degree in Justice Administration with a specialization in Digital Forensics can help you gain skills for:

  • Operating analytical software and technology
  • Investigating illegal activity within a PC or local area network 
  • Collecting and analyzing digital evidence
  • Recovering deleted, encrypted or damaged files
  • Reporting on electronic evidence in criminal cases


Most major industries have opportunities for professionals in digital forensics, including:

  • Legal
  • Healthcare technology
  • Government
  • Transportation
  • Pharmaceutical

Career Opportunities

Graduates who focus on digital forensics at DeVry can be ready for careers including1:

  • Police officer
  • Forensics and electronic discovery manager
  • Private investigator

1DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. 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 result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field. Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.