Certificate in Digital Forensics Application

Our online certificate program is open and accepting applications. Students who can start in the summer and successfully complete two classes a semester will graduate within a year. Summer starts are recommended, but students can start during any semester subject to class availability. You'll be advised by one of our Digital Forensics faculty members and all our courses are taught by our renowned faculty. Semester course offerings can be easily searched online.

These courses do earn college credit that can be applied to earning future academic degrees as well as earning your Digital Forensics Certificate.

Certificate Degree Program

  • DIGFOR 121 – File Systems 1
  • DIGFOR 122 – File Systems 2
  • COMPSCI 115 – Python Programming
  • DIGFOR 275 - Intro to Computer Networks
  • DIGFOR 311 - Security Fundamentals
  • DIGFOR 317 - Digital Forensics Software

Digital Forensics Certificate

Program Director
Diane Barrett | dbarrett@bloomu.edu
Ben Franklin Hall 220

A current undergraduate tuition and fees schedule is available. Please note students who take only online courses are assessed tuition and four fees: The Technology Tuition Fee, Academic Enhancement Fee, Student Success Fee, and the Registration/Transcript Fee. Please email our bursar’s office (bursar@bloomu.edu) for an exact cost estimate. Be sure to let them know you are looking at completing the online digital forensics certificate program. PA residents will pay around $1,214 for a three-credit, online class. Non-PA residents will be given a discount over the normal out of state rate. Non-resident students in our certificate program will be charged tuition at a rate of 102% of PA residents. This means a three credit online course for non-resident students will be cost around $1,290.


Center of Academic Excellence

Bloomsburg University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education with a focus in the area of digital forensics through the academic year 2021. The CAE designation, jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, recognizes that Bloomsburg’s digital forensics program has met stringent criteria in regard to its digital forensics curriculum, faculty and research, as well as demonstrated an institution-wide commitment to information assurance practices and cyber defense education.

Center of Academic Excellence

Out-of-State Licensure

Some U.S. states and territories may require a private investigator license to perform certain digital forensic examiner tasks. Bloomsburg University cannot confirm whether the BU digital forensics program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure as a private investigator in any jurisdiction at this time. We encourage you to contact your state Attorney General to seek guidance in determining whether there is a license requirement for digital examiners, and if so, to what degree the BU digital forensics program helps meet the requirements for PI licensure in the state where you intend to seek employment.