Forensic Science Certificate

Total Units Required: 21-24

The Certificate in Forensic Science fosters student interest in applying scientific knowledge and skills of the physical anthropologist to legal issues (i.e., in an area of the forensic sciences). This program promotes both the development of important methods such as human skeletal identification and assessment in collaborative involvement with local law enforcement agencies.

Students wishing to pursue a career in one of the forensic sciences should consult advisors in anthropology, biology, or chemistry. Entry-level employment in criminalistics commonly requires a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, including a year of general chemistry and a course in quantitative analysis.

Graduate programs in criminalistics commonly require a major in one of the physical or natural sciences.

A forensic student uses a tool to measure a human skull sitting on a table.