The Forensic Science certificate program is designed for students who want to obtain knowledge in the area of forensics for their work in criminal investigation. The certificate is recommended for students who are already working in the field of criminal investigation, those who would like to specialize in this area, or those who have a particular interest in the field of study.
Upon successful completion of all Forensic Science certificate program requirements, graduates will
Define forensic science and describe its importance in criminal investigation.
Define physical evidence and how it is used to provide investigative leads.
Describe the various approaches to different types of crime scenes.
Define specialized fields of forensic sciences.
Collect evidence at crime scenes, including photographic evidence.
Examine forensic evidence including fingerprints and firearms evidence.
Reconstruct shooting-related cases and measure bullet trajectories.
Interpret blood stain patterns at crime scenes.
Define concepts associated with crime scenes and crime scene reconstruction.