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

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, Woodbridge

This curriculum is designed as an advanced program in forensic investigation intended to provide training beyond the General Forensic Career Studies Certificate, or to provide continuing training for private investigators, individuals in law enforcement, or persons licensed in various security and/or investigative-related areas.

Admission Requirement: Successful completion of the General Forensic Career Studies Certificate or approval from the program director.

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 172 Forensic Science II 4
1 Forensic Elective 3 - 4
1 Forensic Elective 3 - 4
Choose One
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication
Total 13-15
2nd Semester
2ADJ Elective 3
2ADJ Elective 3
1 Forensic Elective 3 - 4
Total 9-10
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 22-25
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Forensic Science II
ADJ
172
4
Forensic Elective
1
3 - 4
Forensic Elective
1
3 - 4
Choose One
ENG
111
3
CST
110
Total 13-15
2nd Semester
Elective
2ADJ
3
Elective
2ADJ
3
Forensic Elective
1
3 - 4
Total 9-10
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 22-25

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA. First-time-to-college students ages 17-24 must complete an SDV course within their first year at NOVA.

1 May be ADJ forensic elective, BIO, or CHM. ADJ forensic electives are the following:  ADJ 127, ADJ 134, ADJ 164, ADJ 174, ADJ 186,  ADJ 235  ADJ 236, ADJ 237, as well as ADJ faculty-approved ADJ 195 Topics or ADJ 295 Seminar courses.

2 Choose any ADJ course.

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