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What Can I Do With A Degree In Digital Criminology?

Become A Forensics Examiner

What is a Forensics Examiner?

Forensics Examiner

Forensics Examiners, or Information Technology Specialist plan, coordinate and direct forensic science activities including expert examinations, reporting of results, training, and research that involve all aspects of digital evidence. These specialists have responsibilities to include developing and working with evidence collection, and retrieving and performing comprehensive technical analyses of digital evidence without altering the original device, and to prepare evidence from crime scenes for examination.

Forensics Analysts are often called into court to testify about procedures and methods used to obtain data and provide oral and written reports on technical findings.

What Employers Look for in This Position

Most employers in this career field want candidateswho 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 forensics examiner career, persons should strengthen their written and verbal communication skills, technical and critical thinking skills, and analytical skill sets 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 Forensics Examiner 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 324 Criminology
  • SOC 327 Crime, Deviance, and Mass Media
  • SOC 328 Criminal Justice
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • CNIT 176 Information Technology Architectures
  • CNIT 270 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • CNIT 420 Basic Cyber Forensics
  • CNIT 422 Cyber Criminology