This program is designed for Criminal Justice students who have an interest in pursuing a career as a forensics investigator.  Courses will introduce students to a variety of practice areas while honing the same skills and knowledge as the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice but with an emphasis on the discipline and practice of applying basic principles of forensics science. Through additional courses in investigations and forensics, cybersecurity, and laboratory sciences, this concentration will emphasize the application of the scientific method and physical science principles to criminal investigation and law.  Through novel classroom and hands-on opportunities, students will be provided a sound foundation for entry-level positions in crime scene investigation.

Fast Facts

  • The Department of Criminal Justice boasts one of the largest enrollments of Limestone University's student body.
  • The faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Limestone University have more than 100 years of combined practical and academic experience.
  • The Department of Criminal Justice is home to the Eta Chi chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.
  • There are more than 30 unique career opportunities available to pursue within the criminal justice professional discipline.

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Requirement Notes

  1. Total of 120 credit hours consisting of the following:
  2. All Limestone University required Competency & General Education courses (24 hours; 33 including the math, science, and history requirements noted below)
  3. Elementary Statistics Course to fulfill Competency and General Education requirements as well as major degree requirements and College Algebra as a prerequisite to the required science courses (6 hours)
  4. United States History II Course to fulfill Competency and General Education requirements as well as major degree requirements (3 hours)
  5. The required Criminal Justice Major Core Courses* as noted below (34 hours)
  6. Additional upper Level (300 or 400 level) Criminal Justice Courses (3 hours); CJ405 - Underwater Crime Scene Investigations is highly recommended but not required
  7. Additional elective courses in Business Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work (9 hours)
  8. Investigative theory and skills courses (6 hours)
  9. A Financial Forensics course (3 hours)
  10. Instruction to Computer Science and Cyber Security Operations and Investigations (6
  11. Introduction to Biology I and II, Genetics, General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry, and Principles of Biochemistry (28 hours)
  12. A forensics oriented Criminal Justice Internship (3 hours)

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