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Students may complete a bachelor's degree, but not come to develop specific career goals until they have been out in the work world gaining experience and insight. This is where a graduate certificate in forensics science and crime scene investigation can come in handy.
The massive volume of electronic data produced and stored has created new and exciting career opportunities in emerging fields like cyber security and computer forensics. Electronic Discovery (E-Discovery) is a means of combatting cybercrime, and more specifically a specialization of computer forensics that deals with collecting, producing and recovering Electronically Stored Information (ESI) as part of a lawsuit or ongoing investigation.
Many curious and observant problem solvers are attracted to forensic chemistry as it involves the analysis of physical crime evidence and allows students to deal directly with the very puzzle pieces that come together to solve a case.
Those educated in forensic biology can seek out careers as biologists, DNA biologists, biologist forensic examiners, biology DNA program specialists, and more.
Anyone with a bachelor's degree in accounting who wants the opportunity to expand their job prospects and become certified in a particular field would do well to consider further education in forensic accounting. As the overall demand for accountants grows, at an expected rate of 13% over the next ten years (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012 ), so should the demand for the forensic specialty.
Students looking to learn about computer forensics online will find a variety of options from the undergraduate to graduate level and from full degrees to certificates. Computer forensics programs may also be known as digital forensics, and below we list 15 programs, mostly available through universities, which are offered online.
Sometimes it's forensic evidence and sometimes it's merely re-examining clues, but cold cases do occasionally get solved. A witness or suspect may decide to talk, or people might be more forthcoming about details after time has passed.