The Program in Depth

Successful completion of AIU’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a Specialization in Forensic Science prepares students with the knowledge and skills specific to the forensic science profession.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Process a crime scene that includes collection, preservation and analysis of evidence; developing and lifting fingerprints; and blood spatter interpretation and then write a narrative and scene description
  • Explain forensic science, postmortem interval, body changes, relevant medical history, traumatic injury, postmortem lab tests and the features of death scene investigations
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a forensic psychologist and their relationship with law enforcement officials
  • Use the techniques of criminal investigation involving criminal profiling, psychological autopsies, hypnosis and lie detection
  • Understand computer crimes and investigation including use of incidence response tools, wireless network analysis and tool testing and analytical methodologies

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, you’ll more of the courses you take will be in your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science, your classes can include:

Arson Investigation

This course will explore criminal and scientific investigation techniques associated with arson. Various arson causation theories and principles of in...

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This course examines the various types of evidence admissible by law, including real, demonstrative and documentary evidence. This course addresses th...

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Criminalistics is part I of a two part series. This course is a survey course of forensic science. The course content will focus on defining “forensic...

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Course content subject to change

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You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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Classes start January 4th!