Forensic Investigations, BCJ
The Forensic Investigations major is designed to provide students a balanced interdisciplinary education, emphasizing the practical issues and theoretical concepts employed by forensic professionals. Students will receive specialized training in crime scene investigations at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Laboratory. This major’s global approach to understanding forensics role in law enforcement will prepare students for careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement. This program is also designed for professionals already employed in the criminal justice field as well as pre-service students interested in the career.
Additional Student Outcomes
In addition to the core criminal justice program student learning outcomes, students who graduate with a forensic investigation major are expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to use forensic investigation techniques to collect, document, and process evidence.
- Effectively testify as an expert witness in a criminal trial.
- Apply forensic pathology principles to death investigations.
|CJ 100||Crime & Justice in America||3|
|CJ 115||Introduction to Forensic Investigations||3|
|CJ 220||Criminal Justice Communications||3|
|CJ 230||Principles of Investigation||3|
|CJ 303||Diversity in American Culture||3|
|CJ 325||Applied Criminology||3|
|CJ 400||Criminal Justice Research Methods||3|
|CJ 410||Criminal Procedure and Evidence||3|
|CJ 415||Advanced Forensic Investigations||3|
|CJ 416||Forensic Applied Science Laboratory||3|
|CJ 485||Internship in Criminal Justice||6|
|Select 12 hours from the following approved electives: 1||12|
|Special Topics (Digital Forensics I)|
|Fire Investigation and Prevention|
|Forensic Psychological and Criminal Profiling|
|Special Topics (Digital Forensics II)|
|Firearms and Tool Mark Examination|
|Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis|
|Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis|
|Approved Correlate Courses|
|Select nine hours from the following:||9|
|General Cellular Biology (with lab)|
|Introduction to Forensic Biology|
|Introduction to Forensic Chemistry|
|Professional Forensic Science Seminar|
Other program-relevant courses may be selected in consultation with a department advisor.