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Crime Scene Investigation Certificate

Students desiring a concentration in the identification, documentation and preservation of evidence at crime scenes may choose a Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation as part of their degree completion plan. The CSI certificate will appear on the student's academic transcript and provide evidence that the student has satisfied academic requirements for departmentally recognized courses in the area.

Certificate Requirements: Students are required to complete a mandatory 9 semester hour core block of courses with 6 additional discretionary hours chosen from a list of pre-approved courses.

Disclaimer: Columbia College is currently in the process of seeking approval to offer the Crime Scene Investigation Certificate in certain states. The certificate is currently not available in all states. Please see the state authorization website for specific details.

Department

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses 9 sem. hrs
CJAD 201View Syllabus Criminal Investigation 3 hrs
CJAD 203View Syllabus Crime Scene Investigation 3 hrs
CJAD 303View Syllabus Crime Scene Photography 3 hrs
 
B. Elective courses 6 sem. hrs
(Taken from the following list)
FRSC 305View Syllabus Forensic Anthropology 3 hrs
FRSC 327View Syllabus Fingerprint Evidence 3 hrs
CJAD 328View Syllabus Shooting Incidents 3 hrs
CJAD 333/433Syllabus Not Available Topics (Departmental approval required) 3 hrs
CJAD 413View Syllabus Bloodstain Evidence 3 hrs
FRSC 445View Syllabus Forensic Pathology 3 hrs
 
C. Total Required: 15 hrs
 

Locations

The Crime Scene Investigation Certificate degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus, Day Program
Online Campus
St. Louis, MO