Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Investigations (Investigations Concentration) prepares students with competencies in the collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence for presentation in legal proceedings. The program provides students with the skills required to recognize relevant scientific information discoverable through forensic analysis of various types of physical evidence. Oral and written communications regarding the results of investigations and forensic analysis is also emphasized.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
Prerequisite for entering the program:
Entering students must achieve a Wonderlic Score (or comparable) of 18 or above for entrance into the program.
Prerequisites for entering Lower Division Major Courses:
Prerequisites for entering Upper Division Major Courses:
Graduation Requirements: (in addition to Degree Requirements section of the catalog)
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Investigations (Investigations Concentration), students must earn a minimum of 126 semester credit hours as follows:
|Lower Division Forensic Investigations (Invest. Concentration) Major Courses (31.0 credit hours)|
|Forensic Photography||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Imaging and Processing||4.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Forensic Science Technology||4.0 credit hours|
|Field Investigative Procedures and Presentation of Evidence||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Communication||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Legal Concepts||3.0 credit hours|
|Fingerprint Identification and Development||4.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Biological Evidence||4.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Calculus I||4.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (20.0 credit hours)|
|Biology I||3.0 credit hours|
|Biology I Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Biology II||3.0 credit hours|
|Biology II Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|General Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Advanced Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|General Physics||3.0 credit hours|
|General Physics Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Upper Division Forensic Investigation (Invest. Concentration) Major Courses (38.0 credit hours)|
|Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Biology||4.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Chemistry||4.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Topics in Forensic Science||4.0 credit hours|
|Medico-Legal Death Investigation||4.0 credit hours|
|Crime Scene Reconstruction and Analysis||4.0 credit hours|
|Criminalistics I||4.0 credit hours|
|Criminalistics II||4.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Legal Procedure and Evidence||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Evidence Presentation||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Optional Courses (6.0 credit hours)|
|Deviant Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Exploitation||3.0 credit hours|
|Conflict Resolution||3.0 credit hours|
|Cyber Crimes||3.0 credit hours|
|Computer Systems Forensic Analysis||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Forensic Investigations Externships or Optional Courses (4.0 credit hours)|
|Forensic Investigations Externship I|
|Forensic Investigations Externship II|
|Forensic Investigations Capstone Course I **|
|Forensic Investigations Capstone Course II **|
** Forensic Investigations Capstone option is available on approval and recommendation of the campus Forensic Investigations Program Director. To obtain 4 credits hours, a student may take CJE4940 and CJE4951 or CJE4950 & CJE4951 or any combination thereof.
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