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What Can I Do With A Degree In Digital Criminology?

Become A Computer Forensics Investigator

What is a Computer Forensics Investigator?

Computer Forensics Investigator

Computer Forensics Investigators, also referred to as computer forensics analyst and digital forensics examiner gather, analyze, and investigate digital data and computer evidence for private and non-government operated investigation firms, and state and federal level law enforcement agencies. These analysts lend their in-depth knowledge of computer systems and networks to assist law enforcement investigations by retrieving data from systems that have been corrupted or damaged.

Computer Forensic Investigators are found working in large and small private and public agencies and within state and federal level law enforcement agencies.

What Employers Look for in This Position

Most employers in this career field want candidates who possess strong communication and technical skills as well as great writing ability. Such candidates must be able to locate and interpret data and repackage and present information in a way that is easily understood by others. To be marketable for a computer forensics investigator career, persons should strengthen their written and verbal communication skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, analytical skillsets in quantitative methods, statistics, and cyber forensics.

How Digital Criminology Enhances Career Development

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Criminology is an interdisciplinary degree program offering a series of combined Law and Society and Cyber-security courses. The curriculum is designed to enhance learning on criminal activity involving the use of information technology, investigation on types of information related crime and security network issues, digital profiling as a tool for detection, identification and apprehension of criminal offenders, and roles and function of legal institutions in an evolving information technology society.

How Digital Criminology Prepares Students For A Computer Forensics Investigator Career

Students majoring in Digital Criminology are required to complete 60 credit hours of specified coursework in Law and Society and Cyber-security courses.

The degree focus consists of thirty-three (33) required credit hours of Law and Society coursework, and twenty-seven (27) credit hours of CNIT coursework.

Targeted coursework includes

  • SOC 327 Crime, Deviance, and Mass Media
  • SOC 328 Criminal Justice
  • SOC 382 Introduction to Statistics in Sociology
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • CNIT 176 Information Technology Architectures
  • CNIT 270 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • CNIT 420 Basic Cyber Forensics
  • CNIT 422 Cyber Criminology