Emphasis in Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation

The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) emphasis provides students with the tools and hands-on experience to excel and become leaders in their field. The Forensic Science Graduate Program has its own Crime Scene House that allows students to obtain real-world experience and training through the completion of mock crime scene exercises. Upon completion of this emphasis, students qualify to sit for the International Association for Identification Basic Student Knowledge in Crime Scene Examination.

Crime Scene Investigation Curriculum

Course Number Course Name & Description Credit Hours
FSC 607 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
A comprehensive course covering bloodstain pattern analysis, bullet trajectory, courtroom testimony, and report writing. This course is taught as a combination of lectures, laboratories, and practical exercises.
FSC 615 Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
This course addresses various areas of crime scene investigation not, or minimally, addressed in the FSC 606 introductory course. Topics include arson/explosives, body excavation, forensic entomology, advanced impression evidence, and wound analysis.
FSC 617 Advanced Photography & Documentation
This series of lectures and practical exercises introduces the student to sophisticated crime scene documentation techniques including sketching, surveying, photography, and crime scene management techniques.
Emphasis Credit Hours 8
Total Credit Hours (with Core Courses) 47


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