Continuing Education Program

Crime Scene Investigation Track

The Continuing Education Program: Crime Scene Investigation Track is a compilation of online courses that cover a variety of topics necessary in the investigation of crime scenes. Students will take individual courses that include: Crime Scene Investigation, Introduction to Forensic Photography, and Perspectives in Expert Testimony. Also, students will choose one related elective course from the following: Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shooting Reconstruction, Principles of Death Investigation, and Evidence Analysis: Beyond the Crime Scene. After the courses are completed, students will then be enrolled in the capstone portion of the track. The capstone is a mechanism utilized to test the comprehensive knowledge gained by completing the track and includes a virtual crime scene assignment as well as a final assessment, where topics from all courses will be covered.

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Forensic Chemistry Track

The Continuing Education Program: Forensic Chemistry Track is a compilation of online courses that cover a variety of topics in the field of forensic chemistry. Students will take individual courses that include: Introduction to Forensic Drug Chemistry, Fundamentals of Forensic Toxicology, Chemical Spot Tests for Illicit Drugs, Forensic Mass Spectrometry, and Perspectives in Expert Testimony. After the courses are completed, students will then be enrolled in the capstone portion of the track. The capstone is a mechanism utilized to test the comprehensive knowledge gained by completing all courses in the track and includes an assignment as well as a final assessment, where topics from all courses will be covered.

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Forensic Biology Track

The Continuing Education Program: Forensic Biology Track is a compilation of courses that cover different aspects of biology as it relates to forensic science. Students will take individuals courses that include: The Basics of Biological Evidence, DNA Analysis for Forensic Based Evidence, and Perspectives in Expert Testimony. Students will also choose two related elective courses from the following: Forensic Entomology for the Crime Scene Investigator, Hair Evaluation for DNA Analysis, Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, and Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Investigation. After the courses have been completed, students will be enrolled in the capstone portion of the track. The capstone is a mechanism utilized to test the comprehensive knowledge gained by completing all courses in the track and includes three assignments as well as a final assessment, where topics from all courses will be covered.

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Specialized Skills Track

The Specialized Skills Track is a compilation of online courses that cover a variety of topics in the field of forensic science. Students will choose 5 individual courses from all the courses that are offered to create their own specialized skills track.

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