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Cybercrime Investigations: Going All In on Digital Justice.

Every crime has an element of digital evidence. Learn how to follow the digital breadcrumbs and solve crime.

We’ll teach you how to use investigative technology to keep the Internet safe and pursue justice. Study the dark web, network forensics, and ransomware. You’ll become equipped with the competence, confidence, and spiritual maturity necessary for learning how to solve crimes using cutting-edge technology.

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At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Build a career in gathering digital evidence and solving crimes.

Master the digital forensic tools used by real detectives.

Learn from former and current investigators who will help you develop courageous character rooted in faith.

Stories Leading The Way

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Hi, I’m Sam, and I graduated from Roberts. My professors prepared me to land my current job, being a CyberTipline Support Specialist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. During the minor I was able to learn how to use different software such as ArcGIS, Autopsy, Electronic Evidence Examiner, and Cellebrite. I was able to get certifications in Electronic Evidence Examiner that went more in depth for what we learned in class.

What Will I Learn

Just like traditional crimes, everyone leaves behind a digital fingerprint. We’ll train you to find unique digital identifiers.

You will learn to decipher and gather digital evidence to solve crime. Anchor your actions in character to stand out from your competition.

You’ll study:

  • How to conduct digital forensics on a variety of devices, such as cell phones, computers, and the Internet of Things
  • Restorative justice
  • The criminal justice system
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

How will a Cybercrime Investigations minor help my career?

In an increasingly digital world, the demand for this type of work is skyrocketing. For example, jobs for information security analysts will grow by 32% from 2020-2030, four times faster than the average employment rate for all jobs.*

With a Cybercrime Investigations minor, you'll acquire specialized skills that are highly sought after by government agencies (such as Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI), law enforcement, cybersecurity firms, and private corporations. Your expertise will be applicable in various sectors, including criminal justice, cybersecurity, law, finance, and more.

Additionally, earning this minor at Roberts sets you apart from others in the field. As a graduate of New York’s leading university for character education, you’ll stand out in your unwavering ethics. We’ll deepen your values of integrity, humility, and courage, all essential traits for effective leadership.


Frequently Asked Questions

Cybercrime is a vast, complex area of crime that involves a computer or networked device. In our increasingly technological society, cybercrime has become a prevalent and serious problem that needs to be addressed.

Cybercrime includes email and internet fraud, identity fraud, selling illegal items online, ransomware attacks, financial data theft, interfering with devices or networks, and much more.

Successful cybercrime investigation involves many different skills and disciplines.

In the new cybercrime investigation minor at Roberts, you will explore digital investigations, network forensics, and mobile device forensics.

For example, in the minor you’ll take a Cyber Intelligence course where you will explore how to conduct cyber investigations and learn about obstacles that you may face because of existing pitfalls in the cyber environment. You’ll also study Computer Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, and Geographical Information Systems Mapping courses in the Cybercrime Investigation minor.

According to Salary.com, in August 2023, the average annual wage for Digital Forensic Examiners is $61,468. The numbers will, naturally, differ by area, employer, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the minor and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. 100% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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