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B.Sc. (Hons)

4-Year B.Sc. (Hons) Programme in
Criminology, Cyber Law, and Forensic Sciences

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B.Sc. (Hons)

School of Law


Welcome to an exciting journey into the world of justice, technology, and investigation! The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) Programme in Criminology, Cyber Law, and Forensic Sciences at the School of Law, RV University, is a dynamic and interdisciplinary course designed to prepare you for a rewarding career at the intersection of law, technology, and criminal investigation.

Our programme is tailored to provide a comprehensive understanding of criminology, cyber law, and forensic sciences, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experiences. The programme also focuses on emerging cyber crimes and examines how new technologies and their implementations are intertwined with existing laws, policy trends, and realistic cyber laws and forensics applications. As a student in this programme, you will embark on a transformative learning experience that will equip you with essential skills and prepare you to make a meaningful impact in the fields of criminology, forensics, and cyber law.

Why Choose Our Programme?

Our B.Sc. (Hons) Programme in Criminology, Cyber Law, and Forensic Sciences is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic fields of crime investigation, cyber security, and forensic analysis. The programme will help you develop a critical perspective on contemporary issues relating to crime, deviance, the criminal justice system, and crime investigation processes. Here are compelling reasons why you should consider enrolling in our programme:

  • Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Our programme offers a well-rounded curriculum integrating criminology, cyber law, and forensic sciences. You will gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in these fields, preparing you for diverse career opportunities.
  • Real-world Practical Experiences: We prioritize hands-on learning experiences, including internships, simulated crime scene investigations, and laboratory work. These practical experiences ensure you are well-prepared to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from a distinguished faculty comprising experienced professionals, legal experts, and practitioners in criminology, cyber law, and forensic sciences. Benefit from their expertise, mentorship, and guidance throughout your academic journey.
  • Industry Connections: Benefit from our strong ties with law enforcement agencies, legal professionals, and forensic laboratories.
  • Specialized Courses and Electives: Tailor your education to your interests with specialized courses and electives. Choose from various topics such as digital forensics, cybercrime law, criminal psychology, victimology, forensic psychology, clinical criminology, and more, allowing you to carve your path within the programme.
  • Career Guidance and Placement Support: Our dedicated career services team will guide you in exploring career paths, preparing for interviews, and connecting with potential employers. Benefit from our strong relationships with companies and organizations in the criminology, cyber law, and forensic sciences sectors.

Programme Overview


The programme spans four years, each carefully structured to guide you through a progressive learning journey. From laying a strong foundation in Criminology in the first year to specializing in advanced topics in cyber law and forensic sciences in subsequent years, you will emerge as a well-rounded professional ready to face the challenges of the evolving landscape of crime and technology.

Core Components

  1. Criminology Fundamentals: Explore the theories and concepts that underpin criminology, gaining insights into the sociological and psychological aspects of criminal behaviour.
  2. Cyber Law Expertise: Delve into the legal aspects of cybercrime, learning about cybersecurity regulations, digital rights, and ethical hacking techniques.
  3. Forensic Sciences Mastery: Acquire hands-on experience in crime scene investigation, digital forensics, and advanced forensic techniques, preparing you for the rigors of forensic analysis.

Practical Experiences

Internships, practical labs, and simulated crime scene investigations are embedded throughout the programme to ensure you apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. These experiences will enhance your skills and provide a glimpse into the day-to-day challenges faced by criminology, cyber law, and forensic sciences professionals.


Courses under the degree programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Criminology, Cyber Law, and Forensic Sciences are provided in a progressive order given the philosophy and intended outcomes of the programme, and in compliance with the UGC guidelines laid down in the “Minimum Course Curriculum for Undergraduate Courses Under Choice Based Credit System”. Accordingly, courses are classified into the following categories:

Compulsory Course (CC)
(Knowledge enhancement courses)
Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)
(Courses specific to the major for gaining advanced knowledge)
Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)
(Value-based and/or skill-based courses)
General Elective (GE)
(Courses which are interdisciplinary in nature)

Table of Courses

Year 1: Foundation in Criminology and Legal Studies
Semester 1 Semester 2
Introduction to Criminology (CC) Forensic Science Basics (CC)
Fundamentals of Criminal Law (CC) Cyber Law Fundamentals (CC)
Sociology of Crimes (CC) Research Methods in Social Sciences-1 (CC)
Research Methods in Social Sciences-2 (CC) Criminal and Evidentiary Procedure (CC)
Academic Writing (SEC) Elements of Penology (CC)
Year 2: Specialization in Cyber Law and Forensic Sciences
Semester 3 Semester 4
Advanced Cyber Law (CC) Digital Forensics (DSE)
Criminal Psychology (CC) Forensic Chemistry (DSE)
White Collar and Economic Crimes (GE) Criminological Research (SEC)
Introduction to Victimology (GE) Criminal Justice Ethics (CC)
Restorative Justice (GE) Advanced Victimology (GE)
Year 3: Practical Application and Internship
Semester 5
Semester 6
Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity (GE) Criminological Counselling (DSE)
Advanced Forensic Science (CC) Cyber Victimology (GE)
Police Governance and Administration (CC) Crime Prevention and Detection (CC)
Penology and Prison Governance (GE) Clinical Criminology (DSE)
Year 4: Research and Capstone Projects
Semester 7 Semester 8
Advanced Topics in Cyber Law (CC) Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Science (CC)
Advanced Forensic Techniques (CC) Professional Development-Career planning and development, Networking and professional associations
Capstone Project: Year-long independent research project in criminology, cyber law, or forensic sciences

*Elective Courses shall be offered throughout the programme
Note: This is a general outline, and the actual courses may vary. Adjustments may be necessary based on updates in the field and emerging technologies.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are crucial to the 4-year Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons) Programme in Criminology, Cyber Law, and Forensic Sciences. They provide students with practical, real-world experiences, allowing them to apply classroom knowledge, develop professional skills, and make informed decisions about their future careers. Here are some potential internship opportunities for students in this programme:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Cybersecurity Firms
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Law Firms
  • Corporate Security Departments
  • Private Investigation Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Technology Companies
  • Digital Forensic Consultancies
  • Courts and Legal Services
  • Financial Institutions

Career Opportunities

The programme’s multidisciplinary nature equips students with a versatile skill set that is highly sought after in various fields. Here are some potential career paths:

  • Forensic Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • Legal Consultant/Advisor
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Fraud Examiner/Investigator
  • Data Privacy Officer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Academics:
    • M.A. in Criminology
    • Forensics Specialization
    • Criminal Psychology Specialization
    • Cyber Criminology Specialization
    • Forensic Psychology Specialization

Admission Procedure

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • 10+2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized board (45% or equivalent marks for SC/ST and PWD category)
  • A student who has scored 70% or above is eligible for direct admission. For others, admission will be based on Statement of Purpose (SoP) and personal interview.
  • Students who qualify for the RVSAT/CLAT/ LSAT/ CUET examination can apply with their scores.

Age Limit

  • For General category: 20 years
  • For SC/ST & Other Backward Communities: 22 years
Tuition fee: Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum
Application fee: Rs. 1,000

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