The Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program prepares students to meet these challenges of today’s cyber threats. Digital forensic and information assurance skills are in high demand in law enforcement, business, government, defense, intelligence, and the private sector. The program has a solid foundation in science, technology, and communication skills. Students learn to conduct forensic analysis on a variety of devices and systems, defend a network, testify in court, and conduct penetration tests among other skills. Hands-on labs and experiences are a central part of the program. Students are exposed to a wide array of professional tools including hardware and software.
As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to sit for the following certification examinations: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), AccessData Mobile Examiner (AME), and the Mobile Phone Seizure Certification (MPSC). This provides students with the opportunity to leave the university with a degree and a sought-after real world credentials.
Students are given the opportunity to apply for multiple internship opportunities that afford them the chance to gain even more hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed in hands-on training and ability to utilize modern tools to find electronic evidence for the purpose of civil litigation, law enforcement and defending computer networks from intrusion.