Digital Forensics 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Digital Forensics 100% Online

Digital Forensics Online Degree Program Overview

Digital Forensics involves aspects of criminal justice, cybersecurity and technology. ECPI’s new Digital Forensics concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a professional environment focused on interpreting electronic data to solve crimes.

What skills do you need to succeed in the world of digital forensics?

  • An in-depth understanding of technology and cybersecurity
  • Computer science skills
  • Investigative and analytical talents
  • Communication and teamwork abilities

When most people hear the words digital forensics, they might think about crime scenes and T.V. shows like C.S.I. and Law & Order. However, these types of crime scenes leave behind digital footprints instead of physical ones.

As a digital expert, IBM’s CEO Ginni Rommety, states “Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” Workers in the field of digital forensics are important, and their responsibilities will only increase as the number of cyber related crimes increase.

The goal of digital forensics is to analyze electronic data in order to gather evidence and determine when a cybercrime began. Next, you will have to decide the appropriate steps to resolve it.  If you want a career that combines your investigative spirit with your love of digital technology, consider prosecuting cybercrimes with a degree in Digital Forensics. This program provides hands-on experience that mirrors real world cyber, investigative scenarios.

Through ECPI University Online's year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Digital Forensics in as little as 2.5 years.

Digital Forensics Online Degree Possible Career Track

Graduates of the 100% Online B.S. degree program in Criminal Justice with the Digital Forensics concentration are positioned to compete for employment primarily in law enforcement fields that focus on the security of United States citizens, security and control of U.S. borders and protection of domestic critical infrastructure sectors including transportation. These agencies are looking for skilled employees who can assist in the fight to bring cyber criminals to justice and stop the current rise in cyber-attacks and computer crimes. Graduates are also positioned to compete for employment in private digital forensic companies and private security firms.

Top career choices in this field include:

  • Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Crime Analyst
  • Computer Forensic Examiner/Investigator
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Intelligence Investigator

Digital Forensics Online Degree Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the 100% Online program, graduates are able to:

  • Execute ethical standards across professional and personal settings.
  • Critically evaluate the quality and sufficiency of evidence to support a criminal justice argument (case or proposal).
  • Integrate scientific inquiry into the analysis of criminal justice issues.
  • Analyze human behavior and the impact on crime.
  • Ethically apply digital forensic investigative techniques and cybercrime prevention.

Students in the Digital Forensics concentration will gain the following additional outcomes:

  • Apply digital forensic techniques to digital devices and platforms.
  • Demonstrate proper evidence collection and storage.
  • Evaluate ethical issues surrounding cybercrime investigations and the use of digital forensic technologies.
  • Apply evidentiary law to real and hypothetical fact situations.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing investigation into the dynamic changes in and scope of homeland security.
  • Analyze cybersecurity vulnerabilities and strategies for maintaining a secure environment.
  • Apply network security fundamentals to computer crime to identify threats and vulnerabilities.

Digital Forensics Online Degree Curriculum

Program Requirements

Concentration Requirements

Various Electives--9

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