Robert Morris University will now offer a degree in cyber forensic science.
The Moon-based university on Wednesday formally launched the program, which is aimed at training students in information security and the basics of criminal investigations.
The bachelor's of science program will be the first of its kind in Western Pennsylvania, said RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts. Cyber forensics pertains to the recovery of legal evidence found on computers and digital storage devices, according the university.
Courses for the major were first offered to students this fall.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala and representatives from various law enforcement agencies were on hand Wednesday evening in the university's Sewall Center for the launch of the program.
Students who enroll in the program could seek career opportunities in law enforcement and corporate security.