Students interested in the forensic science area can tailor their elective courses around a series of topics related to the field. Emphasis for this option area is on understanding what is evidence, how evidence is collected, processed, and analyzed. Additional emphasis is placed on how evidence is used in a criminal case. Depending on the courses selected to complete the option area, students may also learn about death investigations, interviewing and homicide investigations. These courses are meant to help students understand the evidentiary steps within a criminal case.
This option area requires 15 credits from any of the following courses:
- CJ 1002 - CSI: Fact or Fantasy?
- CJ 2030 - Introduction to Forensic Studies
- CJ 2032 - Investigation of Injury and Death
- CJ 3050 - Interview and Interrogation Techniques
- CJ 3950 - Firearms in Society
- CJ 4029 - Legal Aspects of Forensic Studies
- CJ 4033 - Crime Scene and Crime Lab
- CJ 4034 - Criminal Profiling
- CJ 4050 - Advanced Interview and Interrogation Techniques
- CJ 4175 - Homicide Investigation