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Find Computer Forensics Programs

Find schools that want you for Computer Forensics programs and other Criminal Justice, Law & Security degrees and certifications.

A Computer Forensics degree will teach you the protocols and techniques needed to prevent, respond to, minimize, recover assets, and identify the perpetrators of cyber attacks and cyber security breaches. The field, while still young, is rapidly growing, making it a great degree choice.

Types of Degrees

Computer Forensics students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees allow you to enter the workforce sooner but usually with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education. In the Computer Forensic field, many working professionals hold at least a bachelor's degree and oftentimes, a master's degree as well.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in computer science, technology, math, and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are usually required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Computer Forensics Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Computer Forensics include:

  • Information Technology Technician
  • Internet Security Analyst
  • Cybercrime Consultant

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Information Security Analyst was $99,730 in 2019.1

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but depending on geographical location and the employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
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