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Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science and the J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Department of Criminal Justice are on the front lines of the fights against cybercrime.

In 2017, the College launched its Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Forensics. The program is a mixture of criminal justice and computer science. The goal is to provide students with the tools they need in computer programming to work effectively within a computer environment and understand the behavior of those who may be a threat to computer systems or engage in cybercrime. Students will also develop an understanding of the legal system and processes necessary to gather digital evidence and support a computer investigation in court if necessary.

In 2016, the College launched the only Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science in the state. Bachelor of Arts degree programs in computer science are emerging across the country in response to industry growth and demand and the ever-increasing use of computers and computer software in many fields of study. The Department of Computer Science joins a short list of computer science programs in the Southeast to offer the degree.