Administration of Justice: General Forensic Investigation, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate

This curriculum is designed to provide an introduction to the forensic investigation aspect of law enforcement and investigation. It provides an overview of forensic evidence, investigation methods, and procedures suitable for persons exploring the field as a career option or in need of training for promotion. The curriculum can be applied toward program electives in the Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 171 Forensic Science I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 11
2nd Semester
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II 3
Choose One
1ADJ 275 Forensic Pathology 3
ADJ 298 Homicide Seminar 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I 4
2ADJ Forensic Elective 3
Total 9-10
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 20-21
One Year Credits
1st Semester
ADJ
171
4
ENG
111
3
MTH
154
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 11
2nd Semester
ADJ
212
3
Choose One
1ADJ
275
3
Homicide Seminar
ADJ
298
3
BIO
101
4
CHM
101
4
Forensic Elective
2ADJ
3
Total 9-10
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 20-21

1 Homicide Seminar must be three-credit option.

2 Approved forensic elective courses include the following: ADJ 127, ADJ 164, ADJ 172, ADJ 186, ADJ 236, ADJ 275 as well as ADJ faculty approved electives including ADJ 295 Topics In or ADJ 298 Seminar courses.