Champlain College in Vermont offers a B.S. in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations degree. Historically, this field is always in demand and has a high career growth. At Champlain College, graduates have jobs within 30 days of graduation, or even before. The program is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA), and recognized as a model electronic crime and digital investigation program by the National Institute of Justice.
The curriculum is 120 credits—the professional curriculum is 60 credits and includes key courses of: criminal law, operating systems, forensic accounting, cybercrime, digital forensics analysis, networking fundamentals, criminal procedure, and a few others. A forensics internship is also part of the professional curriculum; students are only eligible for this upon completing 75 credit hours. Students will have a hands-on experience; they have an opportunity to provide data recovery and digital forensic support to local businesses in Vermont and government agencies.
The general education component is 60 credits and includes relevant coursework including: statistics, psychology, history, literature, government, communication, economics, and critical reading. The curriculum encompasses a wide variety of topics that will help students get the most out of their education. This degree can be completed in as little as 3 years and courses are offered in 7-week sessions. There are also certificates in computer forensics that can be obtained alongside the Bachelor’s degree.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The accrediting agency of Champlain College, this agency accredits the institutions in all six New England States, and includes on its roster Harvard University, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, and Dartmouth College to name only a few.
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