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Digital Forensics

Undergraduate Certificate


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- Payscale, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 18
Cost Per Credit: $500
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College of Applied Science & Technology

Program Details

Do you have an investigative mind? Digital forensics entails the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices. Earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Forensics prepares you to solve digital crimes and gives you a competitive advantage in a fast-growing, in-demand field. Advance your career by becoming highly qualified to conduct digital investigations in corporate, non-government and governmental environments.

Gain confidence and training in incident response and various digital forensics, including network forensics, mobile device forensics, host (Windows) and network (Linux) forensics and advanced memory forensics. Earning this certificate will signal to employers that you have dedicated the time and energy to develop the skills and expertise to tackle complicated digital forensic investigations. This certificate is designed for students from various backgrounds who have an introductory knowledge of computers and network fundamentals.

Due to the pervasive cybersecurity demands in every field, this certificate is an excellent complement to any University of Arizona technical or non-technical degree program.

This certificate can be completed one course at a time or can be taken in as few as two semesters.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


This certificate requires completion of 6 courses (18 credits), which are designed to build core knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of Digital Forensics:

CYBV 381: From Incident Response to Digital Forensics
CYBV 382: Network Forensics
CYBV 383: Mobile Device Forensics
CYBV 384: Host and File System Forensics (Windows)
CYBV 386: Enterprise and File System Forensics (Linux)
CYBV 477: Advanced Computer Forensics



Earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Forensics will build core skills, including:

  • Incident response process
  • Evaluating incident response
  • Digital forensics techniques
  • Analyzing network traffic
  • Network forensic investigations
  • Analyzing encrypted traffic
  • Identifying malware
  • Network forensic investigations
  • Legal proceedings support
  • Practical mobile forensics
  • Analyzing security mechanisms

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Forensics program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Computer Forensics Technician
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Analyst
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Certified Computer Forensics Examiner
  • Malware Analyst
  • Mobile Forensics Expert
  • Information Technology Auditor
  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Disaster Recovery Expert
  • Incident Response Operations Specialist