Students graduating from the program will be able to think critically; effectively communicate — either in writing or verbally; understand, manipulate, and interpret quantitative data; be engaged citizens; and effectively work as a member of a team. These skills are highly valued by employers and constitute some of the core necessities for success in the 21st century workforce. How do we know this? We asked recruiters at companies with whom we’ve worked, including Facebook and VISA, and government agencies like the National Institute of Standards (NIST), the FBI, or the National Security Agency (NSA).
The bachelor of science in digital forensics (BSDF) is an interdisciplinary degree program, combing course work in criminal justice and computer science. The focus of the program is an understanding of the procedures and processes necessary to discover, recover, analyze, and present information that has been stored on digital devices, including mainframe and personal computers, cellular telephones, tablets, gaming, and other devices. Students graduating with the BSDF degree will be prepared to fill entry- and advanced-level positions with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; with many different companies (finance, computer, retail) that need cybersecurity experts; and public and private sector non-profit companies. Students completing the program will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies (master’s and doctoral-level) in computer science, criminal justice, information systems, and information technology, or pursue law school.