Find the Evidence. Solve the Crime.

Crime scene investigators (CSIs) work closely with law enforcement to ensure evidence is collected and processed correctly so the guilty are successfully prosecuted and justice is served. CSIs work at the crime scene, in labs, at the morgue, in police departments, and will likely be called to share their expertise in a courtroom. Start your career off right with top-notch expert instructors, hands-on experience, and real-life case studies so you can master all aspects of crime scene investigation.

Note: Estimated tuition reflects new rates in effect starting summer 2024.

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    Est. Tuition $5,500

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 12 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 20 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (20.00 Units )
Crime Scene ManagementSuccessful crime scene investigation utilizes a step-by-step process in the discovery, preservation and collection of physical evidence.
2.00 Units
Introduction to Criminal Law and ProcedureThis course explores the process of criminal law in the justice system, including an examination of how policy issues become a law.
3.00 Units
Crime Scene PhotographyGeneral crime scene photography techniques for homicide scenes, autopsies, suicides, other dead-body scenes, assaults, burglaries and injuries.
3.00 Units
Introduction to Digital ForensicsComputers, cell phones and other devices often yield key evidence in the prosecution of crimes, including fraud, identity theft, terrorist plots, stalking and other personal crimes.
2.00 Units
Courtroom Testimony FundamentalsProviding testimony in court is a vital role of investigators.
1.00 Units
Fingerprint Techniques and Impression EvidenceA general examination of fingerprint pattern recognition and identification of inked (known) fingerprints and how they are used in the criminal justice field.
2.00 Units
Autopsy: Medicolegal Death InvestigationThis course examines the procedures and protocols of the medical examiner or coroner's office as they relate to the medical and legal issues involved in the investigation of the unnatural death.
2.00 Units
Survey of CriminalisticsAn examination of the biological aspects of physical evidence, including chemistry, toxicology, DNA and other trace evidence associated with a crime.
2.00 Units
Bloodstain Pattern AnalysisUtilizes the position and patterns of bloodstains to reconstruct and determine events at crime scenes.
2.00 Units
Forensic Report WritingProvides instruction on writing clear and concise forensic police reports.
1.00 Units

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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

Jul13Summer 2024
Aug01Summer 2024
Aug26Summer 2024

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