Degree programs in computer forensics are relatively new and are available only at select colleges and universities. However, the number of computer forensics schools, colleges, and universities is on the rise. Bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D, and certificate programs in computer forensics and information systems security are available. There are a number of computer forensics schools, colleges, and universities that offer online degree programs in computer forensics so students are able to continue working full time while earning their degree.
There are several factors to take into consideration when deciding which program to pursue. How long will it take to complete the degree program? How much are the tuition, fees, and costs? Is the program delivered through accredited computer forensics colleges? These are just a few criteria you must evaluate to find the program and computer forensics university that is right for you.
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Some students chose to earn their degree in information technology, information systems, engineering, or computer science to break into the forensics field. Others decide to pursue a more specific degree and earn if from a computer forensics university. And, there are other students that would like to practice forensics at a state or local police department. In this case, it could be a good idea to first receive a criminal justice degree.
Along with choosing what kind of degree to earn, determining which college or university to earn your degree at is also a big decision. Do you want to earn a degree from an online computer forensics school or attend a campus-based computer forensics college? Distance and online learning programs are more popular than ever - and online computer forensic degrees are no different. In any event, choosing an institution that is accredited is also essential. All of the computer forensics schools you find on this site are properly accredited.
All of the schools on this page offer degree programs in computer forensics, information systems security, criminal justice, or in the alternative, a degree that combines work in these three areas. An appropriate combination of course work in these fields, or a double-major or major-minor mix, may be appropriate depending upon the future employment you desire in either the public/law enforcement sector or private sector. Students with a future interest in employment in law enforcement might find it wise to combine computer forensics with criminal justice while students with a future interest in the private consulting field might find it wise to combine computer forensics with information security course work.