Forensic Criminology Certificate Programs

Learn about your undergraduate and graduate program options for earning a certificate in forensic criminology. Explore the typical coursework in these certificate programs, and learn how you can use your forensic criminology training in your career. Schools offering Criminology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Forensic Criminology Certificate Programs are Available?

Certificate programs in forensic criminology are primarily offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. You can learn about state and federal court systems to prepare for careers in areas like nursing and public health, law, psychology or social work.

You can find these forensic criminology programs on traditional college campuses, while online programs may be harder to find. Depending on the certificate program, you may also be able to gain hands-on training through an internship opportunity. Some certificate programs offer academic credit that can be transferred to a related major, such as criminal justice or sociology.

Certificate Program LevelsUndergraduate and Graduate
Common CoursesVictimology, criminal profiling, forensic psychology
Career OptionsForensic science technician, criminal investigator, criminal lab technologist
Job Outlook 27% growth projected between 2014-2024 (for all forensic science technicians)*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Will I Study?

Certificate programs in forensic criminology typically offer training in professional forensic techniques as well as criminology theory. You could learn about juvenile detention practices, criminal trends and law enforcement theory. Other areas of study include mental health systems, criminal behavior and crime scene analysis. The following are just a few examples of common course topics:

  • Victimology
  • Child mistreatment
  • Domestic violence
  • Criminal profiling
  • Forensic psychology
  • Mental health issues in criminal justice

What Can I Do With My Certificate?

Forensic science technicians generally need a bachelor's degree, while entry-level science technicians can find positions with a certificate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS predicted that employment for this career would increase by 27% between 2014 and 2024.

A certificate in forensic criminology, coupled with experience or a related degree, could also prepare you for related criminology and forensic careers in crime scene or criminal investigation, as well as criminal lab technology. If you are interested in pursuing additional training, you can find bachelor's degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Science in Criminology.

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