B.S. in Criminal Justice: Cyber Forensics Concentration

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Program Description

The Cyber Forensics concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree explores techniques, tools and concepts relevant to identifying, collecting, preserving, analyzing and presenting digital forensic evidence. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
JUS 101  Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies 3
JUS 103  Correctional Systems 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Related Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
JUS 102  Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
JUS 105  Introduction to Forensic Science 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
JUS 331  Juvenile Justice 3
JUS 361  Court Systems 3
Free Elective
3
General Education Course
3
Laboratory Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
JUS 375  Criminal Law 3
JUS 376  Criminal Procedure 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
JUS 466  Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
JUS 485  Forensic Law
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
JUS 495  Research Methods in Criminal Justice
3
Related Elective
3
Free Elective
3
General Education Courses 
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
JUS 496  Criminological Theory 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
JUS 499  Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies 3
Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
Total 120

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • JUS 105  Introduction to Forensic Science
  • JUS 397  Law and Evidence
  • JUS 487  Computer Forensics
  • JUS 488  Cyber Crime Investigation

Related Electives (9 credits)

  • JUS 201  Criminal Investigation
  • JUS 220  High Tech Crime Investigation
  • JUS 380  Crime Scene Imaging
  • JUS 399  Selected Topics (Cyber Forensics)
  • JUS 405  Cyber Security
  • JUS 425  Advanced Criminal Investigation and Law
  • JUS 485  Forensic Law
  • JUS 498  Internship Cyber Forensics

Program Notes:

  • 42 credits (or 14 courses) of upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses are required.
  • Any related electives not listed must be approved by a Criminal Justice Adviser located in AZO 117 or 118.

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.S. in Criminal Justice to M.A. in Criminal Justice: Applied Criminology) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/criminal-justice/cyber-forensics.aspx