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

Career Studies Certificate

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
1ADJ Forensic Elective 3 - 4
1ADJ Forensic Elective 3 - 4
ADJ 172 Forensic Science II 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 14-16
2nd Semester
1ADJ Forensic Elective 3 - 4
2ADJ Elective 3
2ADJ Elective 3
Total 9-10
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 23-26
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Forensic Elective
1ADJ
3 - 4
Forensic Elective
1ADJ
3 - 4
ADJ
172
4
ENG
111
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 14-16
2nd Semester
Forensic Elective
1ADJ
3 - 4
Elective
2ADJ
3
Elective
2ADJ
3
Total 9-10
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 23-26

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 164, ADJ 186,  ADJ 236, ADJ 237 and ADJ 275, as well as ADJ faculty-approved ADJ 295 Topics or ADJ 295 Seminar courses.

2 Choose any ADJ course.

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