CHOOSE FROM TWO CONCENTRATIONS: PREPARE FOR A CAREER IN COMPUTER FORENSICS OR A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN AN IT DEPARTMENT.
The Pace Online BS in Professional Technology Studies positions you for success in professions where qualified people are constantly in high demand.
Computer Forensics concentration:
Prepare for a job in law enforcement, a government agency, or a private company with:
- A strong, broad-based knowledge of information technology
- A working understanding of the criminal justice system and cybercrime
- Expertise in technical forensic computing investigations on PCs and mobile devices
Business Technology Leadership concentration:
Prepare to take on a strong managerial role in a business’ IT department as you learn to:
- Assess, design, and implement business technology solutions
- Communicate effectively with users of technology at all levels of an organization
- Align IT projects based on the goals of the business, even when those goals change quickly
- Effectively manage business technology projects using project management best practices
Depending on previous college experience, students can generally complete the degree within two and one-third years by taking 2 courses per semester. We can also accommodate you if you prefer to take course per term or need to take a term off with the intention of returning.
This degree from Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Sciences and Information Systems is 100% online.
Importance of Cybersecurity
Watch Seidenberg Professor Darren Hayes talk about the boom in Cybersecurity careers on the Fox Business Channel.
Col. Gregory Conti, Director of the Army Cyber Institute, US Military Academy — "I think there's a critical shortage of people in this area... There's been a nationwide awakening over the last five years or so" regarding the importance of cybersecurity." USAToday.com