First cycle Criminalist studies last four years (eight semesters) and upon their completion students acquire 240 ECTS credits.
In the last year of studies students choose from the following five streams: criminalistics and criminology, police and operational stream, security, security in private sector, and international security.

Students with completed first cycle academic studies within the study programme Criminalist acquire the degree Bachelor of Science in Criminalistics. Their diploma is accompanied by diploma supplement. At international level and in the English translation of the diploma, the scientific title is baccalaureus.