Become a digital crime-solver

Bachelor of Science - Digital Forensics (120 credits minimum)

Learn the tools and techniques to be a forensic investigator specializing in digital forensics when you earn your bachelor of science in digital forensics at Davenport University. Davenport is one of only 16 schools recognized by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE).

Take classes on Davenport’s W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids from world-renowned faculty experts who pioneered software that’s used extensively in digital forensics. You could even earn full-tuition National Science Foundation scholarships that will help you land a forensic investigator or other guaranteed job through the NSF, DoD or other high-profile employers. 

What is forensic science? 

Forensics involves solving crimes by applying scientific methods and processes to criminal investigations. Digital forensics is a subspecialty of forensics and encompasses the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices. Earning degrees in digital forensics can lead to rewarding careers in this exciting and in-demand field. 

Explore classes for Davenport’s digital forensics degree

Davenport’s curriculum for the digital forensics degree aligns to industry certification exams and tests so you’re ready for your next career step. You’ll take courses such as reverse engineering malware, mobile device forensics and network forensics. Through courses and hands-on experiences woven into your degree in digital forensics, you’ll learn to collect, process, preserve, analyze and present digital-related evidence. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

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Davenport is 1 of only 16 schools nationally recognized by the DoD Cyber Crime Center as a CDFAE
Employment of forensic investigators is projected to grow 14% through 2028 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Why study digital forensics at Davenport University?

At Davenport, you’ll learn from faculty who are foremost experts in digital forensics. You’ll gain the knowledge, tools and techniques to recover and secure information from operating systems, file systems, networks and mobile devices. You’ll conduct real-world examinations through hands-on learning opportunities and national competitions, such as digital forensics challenges through Davenport’s Cyber Defense Organization

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Credit for your experience

Get credit for already earned industry certifications to reduce needed classes and cost. 


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Designated CDFAE

Davenport’s rare CDFAE designation by the DoD highlights our commitment to excellence in digital forensics. 


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Full-tuition NSF scholarships available 

Earn full-tuition National Science Foundation scholarships and guaranteed jobs through NSF or DoD Cybersecurity initiatives.  



Industry-aligned curriculum

Prepare for success in digital forensics through a curriculum aligned to industry certification exams and tests.  


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95% employment

Nearly 95% of Davenport students are employed in their field of study within 6 months of graduation. 


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Prepare for careers in forensic science 

Solve digital crimes in business, industry or government, from forensic investigator to information security analyst.  


Get started on your digital forensics degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your digital forensics degree.  

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Be highly sought after for careers in forensic science. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses