Bachelor of Arts/Science in Criminal Justice - Digital Forensics Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Digital Forensics has five basic components: 

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at DSU
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
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General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Discipline Core Requirements
CJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 1330Criminal Law 13
or CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation
CJ 3270Criminology3
CJ 3300Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice3
CJ 4200Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3
CJ 4780Digital Forensics Capstone3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
Emphasis Requirements
CJ 1330Criminal Law 13
or CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation
CJ 1900Introduction to Computer Related Crime3
CJ 2500A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
CJ 2700Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CJ 3900Digital Forensics Tools3
CJ 3950Digital Forensics Tools II3
CJ 3810Advanced Digital Forensics3
or CJ 4700 File System Analysis
CJ 4750Small Device Forensics3
Nine credits (9) in three (3) additional upper-division Criminal Justice courses9
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A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits.
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Minimum C- grade in Discipline Core Requirements
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  6. Maximum 3 credits in CJ 4890R may be applied to Emphasis Requirements.

Graduation Plan 

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CJ 1001FYE: Criminal Justice1
CJ 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1000Transitional Mathematics II (if needed)3
General Education (Physical Science)3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CJ 1340Criminal Investigation3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
CJ 1330Criminal Law3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 1900Introduction to Computer Related Crime3
CJ 2500A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
General Education (American Institutions)3
General Education (Fine Arts)3
General Education (Life Science/Lab)4
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
CJ 3270Criminology3
CJ 2700Introduction to Digital Forensics3
General Education (Exploration)3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 3900Digital Forensics Tools3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives)3
General Education (Literature / Humanities)3
Elective (Any course)3
CJ Emphasis (Upper-division CJ course)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 3950Digital Forensics Tools II3
CJ Emphasis (Emphasis Elective (see list above))3
CJ (Emphasis Emphasis Elective (see list above))3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CJ 3300Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice3
CJ Emphasis (Upper-division CJ course)3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 4200Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3
CJ 4790Capstone Research in Criminal Justice3
CJ Emphasis (Upper-division CJ course)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120