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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
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
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 (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)
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 Justice 13
or CJ 4150 Criminal Justice Reform
or CJ 4900 Current Issues in Criminal Justice
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 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CJ 1001 FYE: Criminal Justice 1
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (if needed) 3
General Education (Physical Science) 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 1900 Introduction to Computer Related Crime 3
CJ 2500 A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 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 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CJ 3900 Digital Forensics Tools 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 3950 Digital Forensics Tools II 3
CJ Emphasis Elective 3
CJ Emphasis 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 Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 4790 Capstone Research in Criminal Justice 3
CJ Emphasis Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120