Bachelor’s degree program begins fall 2012

March 29, 2012

DEARBORN / March 29, 2012--- UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) has launched a Bachelor of Science degree in digital forensics. The degree program, designed to address the needs of undergraduate students interested in this rapidly growing field, will be available beginning this fall.

Digital forensics is an area of computer science that encompasses the examination and analysis of material found in electronic devices including computer hard drives, cell phones, PDA’s and storage devices. Often, the retrieved information is used as legal evidence in criminal or civil cases.

“This increasingly digital age brings new challenges in securing our computing and intellectual assets,” says Subrata Sengupta, dean of CECS. “University of Michigan-Dearborn’s new program in digital forensics will help meet the demand in this emerging field, providing well-qualified graduates to serve in both the public and private sectors.”

The degree program combines the study of a core curriculum of computer science and security with selected areas of criminal justice, engineering and accounting.

For more information, contact the College of Engineering and Computer Science at 313-593-5510 or email

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Beth Marmarelli