Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation is designed for professionals working in the forensic sciences community who seek to enhance their credentials and advance their career. Certificate holders who are admitted to the Master of Science in Crime Scene Investigation may apply this coursework towards the degree program.

Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

Program Curriculum

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.  

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 15 credits in required courses and 3 credits in elective courses.

FORS 6207Photography in the Forensic Sciences
FORS 6215Science of Fingerprints
FORS 6251Crime Scene Investigation I
FORS 6252Crime Scene Investigation II
FORS 6257Medicolegal Death Investigation
One of the following:
FORS 6203Examination of Questioned Documents
FORS 6204Firearms and Toolmark Identification
FORS 6254Forensic Psychiatry
FORS 6255Investigation of Child Abuse
FORS 6257Medicolegal Death Investigation
Alternate courses can be selected with approval of advisor.

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Microscopic Crime Fighting

Microscopic Crime Fighting

At the microscope laboratory, a Mettler hot stage and comparison microscope are available for refractive index measurements. Two comparison microscopes and numerous transmitted light microscopes provide the means to examine hairs, fibers, glass, and soil.