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Digital Forensics, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

With the increase use of computers to commit crimes and growing demand for computer-based data in civil proceedings, a need has rapidly developed for forensic experts to extract useful information from computer evidence.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania graduates are working in law enforcement, homeland security agencies, law firms and private companies.

At BU, Digital Forensics majors will:

  • Examine computers and smart phones
  • Recover deleted pictures, documents and internet activity
  • Explore hidden areas on hard disks
  • Trace network activity to find weaknesses and compromises 
  • ​Test the security of computer systems and networks
  • Determine system and network vulnerabilities
  • Discover ways to protect systems and data from hackers
  • Respond to cyber breaches

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Secure System Design and Admin
  • Intro to Computer Networks
  • Security Fundamentals 
  • Forensic Analysis in Windows Environ
  • Small Devices
  • Unix and Linux for DF
  • Enterprise Network Investigations
  • Penetration Testing
  • Advanced Topics in DF
  • Malware Forensics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete International Undergraduate Application, which allows you to apply as an international student. 
  • An application fee of $60 is required for international applicants.
  • An Official English Language Test (TOEFL or IELTS) 
  • Official Transcripts Official transcripts from a high school or other secondary school in English are required and must have the official seal of the institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5478 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bloomsburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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