Computer Forensics A.S.

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Start your Forensic Science career 

Onondaga’s Computer Forensics program provides students with a strong foundation in computer science, criminal justice, and forensic science. It’s ideal for transfer into a bachelor’s program in computer forensic science or information security. 

What You'll Learn

Computer Forensics majors complete a diverse series of coursework in law, criminology, computer design, and computer network architecture. You’ll learn everything from the intricacies of the justice system to the inner workings of computer technology. Electives in liberal arts, sciences and mathematics round out your academic experience. 

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What It's Like

Students in the Computer Forensics program learn how to effectively merge criminal justice and computer science to analyze, investigate, and recover data. You’ll also learn how to find legal evidence within computers and other forms of electronic media.

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Where You'll Go

Students with an associate degree in computer forensics are encouraged to continue their education toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Opportunities for employment include criminal forensics, cybersecurity, information security, and data analytics.

Organizations hiring graduates with computer forensics degrees include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security