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The Justice, Law & Security Department, in coordination with the departments of Biology and Chemistry, offers a Certificate in Forensic Arts and Sciences. This certificate will be awarded to those who have demonstrated proficiency in the forensic application of the sciences of Biology and Chemistry. This forensic application entails a basic understanding and demonstrated knowledge of selected subject matter areas of the Criminal Justice System.
Requirements for completion of a Certificate in Forensic Arts and Sciences are as follows:
FORENSIC COMPONENT (16 credit hours)
Biology, Chemistry and Criminal Justice MajorsCRIM1001 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
CRIM3010 Crminal Law
CRIM3045 Criminal Investigation
CRIM3041 Criminalistics (Lecture and Lab)
PHIL2026 or CRIM2018
Concurrent enrollment in the Bachelor of Science, Biology-Forensic Science degree program
Concurrent enrollment in the Bachelor of Science, Chemistry-Forensic Science degree program
Criminal JusticeSELECT Science course - Biology
Concurrent enrollment in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program
SELECT Science course - Chemistry
BIOL1003 through BIOL1006 - General Biology I and II (lecture & lab)
CHEM1001 through CHEM1004 - General Chemistry I & II (lecture & lab)
CRIM3040 - Crime Scene and Forensics
During the Senior Seminar or Capstone course, the candidate will complete a research project on an area in forensic science. The proposed topic will be submitted in writing and approved by the coordinating committee, the members of which will ensure that the approval criteria and evaluation criteria are consistent for each project.
Coordinating Committee:Lawrence E. Likar, MA., JD
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Justice, Law, and Security
Supervisory Special Agent FBI (Ret'd)Gail Rowe, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology DepartmentDon Fujito, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Chemistry Department
All candidates must receive a minimum grade of "C" for each forensic component course and the research project. Criminal Justice majors must also receive a minimum grade of "C" in all required science courses.