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

Program Curriculum 

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
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 (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 1010 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)
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

Criminal Justice 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 4150Criminal Justice Reform3
or CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
or CJ 4900 Current Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 4780Digital Forensics Capstone3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3

 Digital Forensics Emphasis Requirements

IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
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

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 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 0980 Transitional Math IIB (if needed, or general elective) 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 1900 Introduction to Computer Related Crime 3
CJ 2500
A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS
or A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS
3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Education (Life Science/Lab) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CJ 3270 Criminology 3
CJ 2700 Introduction to Digital Forensics 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 3900 Digital Forensics Tools 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 3950 Digital Forensics Tools II 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CJ 3300 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CJ 3810 Advanced Digital Forensics (if needed) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CJ 4200
Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
or Criminal Justice Reform
or Current Issues in Criminal Justice
3
CJ 4700 File System Analysis (if needed) 3
CJ 4750 Small Device Forensics 3
CJ 4780 Digital Forensics Capstone 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120