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Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation

Serve Justice through Science

Learn how to collect and preserve crime scene evidence vital to bringing criminals to justice.

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  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online's Crime Scene Investigation Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program will provide students with the skills to evaluate crime scenes and select the appropriate steps to be followed in documenting, collecting, preserving, and processing evidence. Our program trains professionals to process forensic evidence and report their findings in an ethical manner for the purpose of effectively communicating those findings in a courtroom setting. Students will have the opportunity to formulate a hypothesis, design, and execute a research project to simulate real-world scenarios they will encounter in their future roles. Coursework can be completed entirely online for this 18-credit hour program. 

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  • Courses

    Courses

    Stevenson’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation is an online 18-credit hour program. 

    • FSCI 500 Survey of Forensic Science
    • FSCI 540 Crime Scene Photography
    • FSCI 610 Physical Evidence & Crime Scene
    • FSCI 615 Safety/Quality Control/Quality Assurance
    • FSCI 630 Crime Scene Investigation
    • FSCI 632 Pattern Analysis
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • At least two semesters of college science or permission from the Program Coordinator.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
  • Faculty

    Jason Koloski, Ph.D. (2013)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science
    B.A., Cornell College; M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice;
    M.P.H., City University of New York;
    Ph.D., City University of New York

    Irvin B. Litofsky (2005)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science
    B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
    M.S.F.S., George Washington University

    Steven O'Dell (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, Forensic Sciences
    B.S., Arizona State University
    M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
    M.B.A., University of Phoenix

    John "Jay" Tobin, Ph.D. (2003)
    Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, Forensic Science
    A.A., Hartford Community College
    B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
    M.S.F.S, George Washington University
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Carrie Wise (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Stevenson University Online
    B.S., M.S., Stevenson University

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Certificate
    (18-Credit Hours)
     Crime Scene Investigation $670.00 $2,010.00 $12,060.00*

    *Does not include books.

 

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