I'm new to the forums and I have a question to ask that really doesn't fit in the newbie section, but I understand my reason for being here.

I'm a student studying computer security and I'm really interested in the field of Social Engineering in regards to computers. I'm done Google searches and generally dug around the internet, and can't really dig up much information on the subject other than what it is and some fun stories that pertain to its usage.

The main things I'm interested in is what kind of certifications/degrees are required to be considered a social engineer, and how would one go about getting such degrees and certifications.

After reading around I know the forums tend to be more on the technical aspect of computer security, but I figured I might as well shoot in the dark and see if I can get lucky.

Any help, or just general talk about the subject would be greatly appreciated.

-Monsieur Dozier