Study cyber forensics in our digital forensics labs, all equipped to industry standards and running the latest software.
Digital forensics plays a critical role in the world of modern criminal investigations. Our Bachelor of Science in Cyber Forensics program will help you develop the practical and professional skills needed by employers in today's digital forensics, cybersecurity and law enforcement sectors.
As the character and reach of cybercrime continues to evolve, so does the demand for qualified cyber forensics professionals. The B.S. in Cyber Forensics program—the first of its kind in Maryland—exposes students to the acquisition, analysis and evaluation of data recovered from computers and digital devices to establish factual evidence to be used in a court of law. Our labs host professional digital forensic tools, including EnCase, FTK, Paraben, Cellebrite UFED Mobile, Oxygen and other industry standard tools. Additionally, we are delighted to offer our students remote lab access via Virtual Machine by eLumin.
Designed in collaboration with community college cybercrime, cybersecurity and cyber forensic technology programs, this program is ideally suited to A.A. and A.S. graduates seeking to advance their education by completing a bachelor’s degree. Furthermore, our undergraduate program serves as an ideal stepping stone to advanced study into our M.S. in Forensic Science—Cyber Investigations program.
The B.S. in Cyber Forensics program will prepare you for job opportunities such as:
|cyber defense forensics analyst||forensic examiner|
|cyber investigator||health care fraud management|
|cyber threat investigator||intelligence analyst|
|cybersecurity investigator/analyst||intelligence research specialist/analyst|
|digital forensic analyst||senior network and threat specialist|
Maryland is one of the top employing regions for forensic science investigators in the U.S., with the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area ranking fourth in the country. Forensic investigators may seek employment in local, state and federal governments, corporate and private businesses, financial institutions, hospitals, schools and non-profit organizations. But the increased demand for hires in the area of computer and digital forensic investigation surpasses the current capacity of qualified workers.
Our Bachelor of Science in Cyber Forensics program—which is supported by Governor Hogan’s multi-million dollar Workforce Development Initiative—fills a significant gap in cyber forensics undergraduate education in Maryland.
With this bachelor’s degree, you’ll find yourself in high demand.
Why Choose UB?
- You will be taught by leading experts who have specialized knowledge in the areas of network forensics, cryptography, data science, mobile security, computer science, machine learning, software security, coding, computational linguistics, cybersecurity, computer crime and law.
- UB's School of Criminal Justice has a proven track record of producing confident and highly skilled graduates who gain employment in the digital forensics, cyber security and law enforcement sectors.
- The B.S. in Cyber Forensics program has been designed with employability at the forefront. We regularly host guest speaker events with UB alumni who are currently working in the digital forensics field, as well as other industry professionals.
- Our program emphasizes a hands-on, practical approach to learning using commercial and open source forensic tools. We also offer mentoring to students involved in the National Cyber League competition.