Why study Digital Forensics at Washburn?

Whether you’re certain you want to be a digital evidence specialist or cyber security analyst or you know you love computers and want to consider all options the bachelor of arts in computer information science with a concentration in digital forensics is for you. This degree will prepare you for a variety of roles in a rapidly changing and growing field. At Washburn, you’ll work with faculty whose industry experience and teaching style will enable you to identify and solve challenges in real-time. And Washburn’s partnership with the Kansas Bureau of Investigations Forensic Science Center means you’ll understand the big picture of an investigations team, and the crucial part computer science plays in solving today’s crimes.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $90,000on campus
A professor points to something on a computer screen during a digital forensics class.

What sets Digital Forensics at Washburn apart?

  • Washburn’s partnership with the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (KBI) Forensic Science Center means you’ll have access to dedicated laboratory space and equipment in the state-of-the-industry facility.
  • Find your people on campus with the Forensic Science Club and the Student Computing Association.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to complete original research with faculty mentors, and present your research at a conference.
  • Scholarships are available for first-time students, transfer students, and continuing students in this program.
  • Internships and cooperative experience opportunities are available for qualifying students. Work with your advisor to learn more about these 1-3 semester work-experience options.

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Student/faculty ratio

12:1

Qualities for success

Critical-thinking

Problem-solving

Detail oriented

Communication and collaboration 

Graduate with experience

100%

of students conduct research or an internship prior to graduation.

Forensics at Washburn

Other computer information science programs

The computer information sciences department also offers degrees that will prepare you for a career in:

  • software development
  • networking
  • database management
  • data science


GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Computer Information Sciences

Department of Computer Information Sciences
Stoffer, Room 304
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1739
karen.othmer@washburn.edu

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