Digital Forensics - Main Campus
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
The comprehensive Digital Forensics program prepares you with the skills you need to identify evidence of cybercriminals. Forensic detectives retrieve and analyze data from hard drives, networks and wireless devices such as smartphones to investigate cases involving theft, security breaches, fraud, and sexual harassment for law enforcement agencies and private firms. Click here for a heat map of cyber jobs!
There's a victim in every crime, even online crime, and if you're interested in helping people who've been victimized then Digital Forensics is the program for you.
Common jobs with a BS degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics include digital forensic examiner, digital forensics analyst, computer forensics analyst, information risk consultant - digital forensics, information security analyst, cyber security forensic specialist, cybercrime forensics analyst, computer forensic, consultant (forensics/cyber security), chief security officer, or chief information security officer. Continued education can lead to jobs as cybersecurity manager, chief security officer or chief information officer.
Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment:
Students in this specialization will have access to state-of-the-art technology used by law enforcement and federal investigators, including EnCase®, Blacklight® and industry recognized software, through Bay Path’s secure virtual lab environment.
Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders:
- Have the opportunity to participate in work-study programs and internships at a variety of organizations
- Prepare to obtain Professional vendor specific certification(s) and become a Digital Forensic Examiner in a wide variety of government agencies and businesses
- Prepare to practice computer forensics, incident response, eDiscovery, legal review, IP theft and compliance auditing
- Learn from recognized industry Leaders
- Design a double major in both Information Assurance (IA) and Digital Forensics
I can’t tell you how much I love this field. Certainly, you have to be comfortable with computers—both the hardware and the software—but I am in the forefront of a new era of crime. People don’t realize how the nature of crime has changed, and so much of it is internet based. Every police force, business or organization now has to pay attention to a new criminal: one that’s using a computer to go after our identity, hack, or plant malicious software. A number of things.” - Jessee, Digital Forensics Major