2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Crime Scene Investigation Certificate

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College of Community Innovation and Education
College of Sciences
Department of Criminal Justice,
Health and Public Affairs I, Room: 311
Department of Anthropology, Howard Phillips Hall, 403

Dr. Sandra Wheeler, sandra.wheeler@ucf.edu, 407-823-2227
Dr. Mark Winton, Mark.Winton@ucf.edu, 407-823-2603

Crime scene processing is increasingly becoming a multi-disciplinary endeavor with the application of technologically advanced methods. Treatment of the initial crime scene is fundamental not only to the pursuit of offenders but also to the presentation of the prosecutor’s case once offenders have been apprehended. The certificate program is a means of organizing information required to perform basic crime scene investigations. It provides theoretical and practical information used to assess crime scenes, the technology available and the procedures to employ in order to produce a forensically valuable product. The program requires 15 credit hours of undergraduate work. Certificates will be awarded only at the time of degree completion.

Certificate Admission Requirements

  • None

Certificate Requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required in courses used to satisfy the certificate.
  • At least 12 hours used in the program must be earned at UCF.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
  • Internship or Independent Study credit may not be used toward the program.
  • Students are required to take courses as specified below and to declare the Certificate.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Students must satisfy each course’s prerequisites before enrolling in the class.

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Note: some courses have limited offerings, and should be taken when available.

Restricted Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Select from the following courses:

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 15

Other Requirements

  • Course substitutions must be approved by both departments in advance.

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