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Cyber-computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Cyber-computer forensics and counterterrorism programs prepare people to identify and search digital media to investigate criminal behavior and terrorist activity.

Cyber-computer forensics and counterterrorism programs include topics such as:


Several career and technical schools as well as several community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in cyber-computer forensics and counterterrorism. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in cyber-computer forensics and counterterrorism. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in cyber-computer forensics and counterterrorism. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

For this program, schools recommend that you know how to use a computer and the Internet.

In addition, many programs require you to apply for admission even after you've been admitted to the school. Typically you must complete introductory computer science, math, and engineering courses before you are admitted.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

After you complete a program, you can get certified by The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.


East Side Area

Central Washington University

King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Cascadia College

City University of Seattle

Edmonds Community College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Everett

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Renton

Everett Community College

Green River College

Highline College

Northeastern University - Seattle

Seattle Pacific University

University of Washington - Bothell

Washington Technology University

Kitsap Area

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Whidbey Island

Olympic College

Spokane Area

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Fairchild AFB

Spokane Falls Community College

Tacoma Area

Clover Park Technical College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Tacoma Community College

University of Washington - Tacoma

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College

Washington State University - Tri-Cities

West Side Area

Peninsula College

South Puget Sound Community College

Western Washington University

Whatcom Community College