The Forensic Sciences Certificate is an 18 hour program that emphasizes crime scene investigation and basic information regarding the use of forensic work within multiple career fields. The student can pick their own advanced courses based upon their desired career.

Upon completion of the Forensic Science Certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Describe various subfields of forensic science, and identify where forensic sciences fit into the Criminal Justice system
  • Examine crime scenes, recover evidence, and perform basic scientific tests within a laboratory setting
  • Apply biological, chemical, mathematical, and physics theory towards solving crimes
  • Evaluate the probative value of forensic evidence such as hair examination, drug analysis, and fire investigation
COURSE TITLE S.H.
CRJS 1500Introduction to Criminal Justice3
FSCI 1510Survey of Forensic Sciences3
FSCI 3714Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation2
FSCI 3714LForensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation Lab1
FSCI 3716Forensic Science Evidence Analysis2
FSCI 3716LForensic Science Evidence Analysis Laboratory1
AND ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:6
FSCI 3700Forensic Fire and Explosive Investigation3
FSCI 4852Trace Evidence3
FSCI 4853Forensic Firearms Examination3
FSCI 4850CSpecial Topics in Criminal Justice Death Investigation3
FSCI 5814Practice and Ethics in Forensic Science3
Total Semester Hours33