Master of Science in the field of Crime Scene Investigation
The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) concentration is designed for investigators, detectives, lawyers, special agents, medicolegal death investigators, crime scene technicians, and students enroute to becoming forensic pathologists. Increased proficiency in crime scene investigation is essential to all forensic sciences. In the program, students become proficient in the techniques used to collect evidence so that all the forensic sciences benefit.
One of the most important new aspects of our MS with a concentration in Crime Scene Investigations is our increased online courses. Now it's possible for you to get our degree in a hybrid format with just half the "regular" time spent on campus.
Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree from an accredited university with at least one semester in chemistry and one semester of biology or permission of the department.
Required: The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The program of study consists of 36 credit hours of approved course work. All candidates are required to pass a written Master's Comprehensive Examination.
Required Courses (27 credits)
- FORS 6207 Photography in the Forensic Sciences
- FORS 6213 Elements of Forensic Science (beginning Fall 2013)
- FORS 6221 Criminal Law I
- FORS 6223 Criminal Law III: Moot Court
- FORS 6251 Crime Scene Investigation I
- FORS 6252 Crime Scene Investigation II
- FORS 6256 Forensic Pathology
- FORS 6257 Medicolegal Death Investigation
- FORS 6290 Science of Fingerprints
Elective Courses (9 credits with advisor approval)