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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. Students must be enrolled concurrently in one of the following majors: Biology with Forencis, Chemistry with Forensics, or Criminal Justice.
Requirements for completion of a Certificate in Forensic Arts and Sciences are as follows:
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.
- 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 Department
- Don 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.