Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Forensic Science

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American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program is designed for students who are interested in learning the skills and scientific methods used in crime scene investigation. If you'd like to learn more about AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

American InterContinental University's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program is designed to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system. You will have the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of law enforcement, forensics, and crime scene investigation. You will also study criminal psychology. After completing the program, you could know how to apply science to the world of law enforcement.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're thinking of applying to AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program, you should be interested in law enforcement and crime scene investigation. Applicants to American InterContinental University's program should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program include basic law enforcement, investigation, and scientific concepts. You will also take several general education courses. Some courses you may take include:

Core Criminal Justice Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
CRJS 101 Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
CRJS 105 Theories of Crime Causation
CRJS 205 Introduction to Criminal Law
CRJS 210 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRJS 215 Introduction to American Court System
CRJS 220 Foundations of Corrections
CRJS 230 Principles of Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice
CRJS 300 Proseminar in Criminal Justice

Forensic Science Specialization Courses

CRJS 365 Criminalistics
CRJS 375 Aspects of Forensic Psychology
CRJS 470 Medical and Legal Death Investigation
CRJS 475 Cybercrimes

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program, you could have the opportunity to seek entry-level employment in law enforcement and other public and private organizations. You may assist in crime scene investigation, evidence gathering, analysis, and more. Entry-level positions you could pursue include:

  • Crime scene investigator
  • Forensic scientist
  • Police officer
  • Detective

Advanced Degrees

If you'd like to advance your knowledge of forensic science, you could earn a master's degree. Earning a master's degree may qualify you for high level employment in criminal justice. Related master's degrees include:

  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Homeland Security
  • Master of Forensic Science
  • Master of Criminology