B.S. in Forensic Investigation is a major in the field of Forensic Investigation, incorporating 48-64 credits associated with the topic.
This program provides a basic understanding of the role and procedures used by police officers, investigators, evidence technicians, and crime scene investigators at a crime scene. Emphasis is placed on the documentation, collection, and preservation of forensic evidence, with minimal emphasis on the analysis of evidence.
Forensic Investigation is the application of a scientific methodology within crime scene processing efforts. The emphasis is placed on on-scene techniques, versus laboratory techniques. This is not a science degree, but is a Liberal Arts degree with special emphasis placed on forensic investigative techniques, which incorporates into it 21-25 credits of science, split between chemistry, biology, and criminalistics.
A career which would make use of a degree in Forensic Investigation could include work associated with:
B.S. in Chemistry-Criminalistics Emphasis is a Chemistry major, with an emphasis either in Criminalistics or DNA. The emphasis is 12-16 credits of coursework associated specifically with either Criminalistics or DNA in addition to the Chemistry requirements.
This program gives a chemistry major sufficient background in criminal justice to qualify for criminalistics laboratory work associated with the analysis and identification of forensic evidence. Emphasis is on bench chemistry analytical and instrumental techniques.
This is a science degree, with special emphasis in chemical analytical and instrumental techniques, associated with forensic evidence derived from a criminal investigation.
A career which would make use of a degree in Chemistry, with an emphasis in Criminalistics/DNA could include work associated with: