Forensic Studies Certificate

The Certificate in Forensic Studies is designed so that students may complete the requirements either as resident students at UM-Missoula or completely online through UM-Missoula's online facility.

To earn a certificate in Forensic Studies the student must complete a minimum of 18 credits, including 6 credits in core forensic science courses.

Post-secondary Certificate - Forensic Studies

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: The Certificate in Forensic Studies is primarily designed as a step toward a baccalaureate degree for those interested in a career in the forensic sciences or a related field. It is also designed as an avenue for law enforcement agents, forensic scientists, or other professionals in the justice system to satisfy mandatory continuing education requirements for continued employment or promotion.

Summary

Core Courses

6

Science Electives

6

Communication Elective

3

Ethics Elective

3

Total Hours

18


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CJUS 125N

Fund of Forensic Science

3

CJUS 488

Forensic Science the Crime Lab and Beyond

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Science Electives

Rule: Must complete 6 credits. To meet this requirement, students must complete six credits in courses with a suffix of "N" (courses that have been designated as University of Montana- Missoula General Education Group XI, Natural Sciences) in any department. Any Criminology courses offered through the Sociology department also count towards meeting this requirement. Courses numbered under 100 may not be counted toward meeting this requirement. Please speak with your advisor about which courses may meet this requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required


Communication Elective

Rule: Must complete a 3 credit course. To meet this requirement, students must complete one 3-credit course related to written, oral, or pictorial communication, including selected courses in Art, Curriculum & Instruction, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Forestry, Journalism, Linguistics, Media Arts or any intermediate or advanced writing course. Courses numbered under 100 may not be counted toward meeting this requirement. WRIT 101 will not be accepted as fulfilling this requirement. Please speak with your advisor about which courses may meet this requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Ethics Elective

Rule: Must complete a 3 credit course. To meet this requirement, students must complete one 3-credit course that has been designated as a University of Montana - Missoula General Education Group VIII (Ethics and Human Values) course in any department.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required