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A New Undergraduate Degree at UAB: the B.S. in Digital Forensics

A new degree program at UAB, the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics, is now available.

The focus of the digital forensics program is an understanding of the procedures and processes necessary to discover, recover, analyze, and present in court information that has been stored on digital devices, including mainframe and personal computers, cellphones, tablets, and gaming and other devices used during illegal activities.

Digital forensics investigations have a variety of applications, the most common being to support criminal or civil litigation as part of the electronic discovery process. Digital forensics may also feature in the private sector, such as during internal investigations relating to possible electronic fraud or during an intrusion investigation (a probe into the nature and extent of an unauthorized network entry by inside or outside parties).

This new degree is a joint offering between the Department of Computer Science and the J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Department of Criminal Justice, both in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. Illustrating the interdisciplinary nature of this degree, the B.S. in Digital Forensics includes coursework split across these two fields, as well as an internship.

More information can be found at UAB News and the J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Department of Criminal Justice website.

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