Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigation Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with concentration in Forensic Investigation degree (BSCJ-FI) program is designed to provide a solid foundation in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections; it also equips the student with a foundational forensic investigative knowledge and skill base. Combining the best of theory and practice, the BSCJ with concentration in Forensic Investigation provides the student with exciting opportunities through lab and practicum experiences in the investigation of crimes and criminal profiling.

BSCJ Program prepares the student to:

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to help secure a position in the criminal justice field
  • Identify/recognize the diverse needs of the criminal justice system and the public it serves
  • Apply communication, professional skills and technical knowledge in the criminal justice field
  • Demonstrate a foundational forensic investigative knowledge and skill base

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

IT102Computers and Information Technology Literacy

4.5

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CJUS201Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing

4

CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security

4

CJUS263American Corrections

4

CJUS280Victimology

4

CJUS285Juvenile Delinquency

4

CJUS290Criminal Law

4

CJUS343Criminology

4

CJUS375Criminal Procedure

4

CJUS440The Laws of Evidence

4

PBAD201Public Administration

4

PSYC210Social Psychology

4

PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:56

Courses: Concentration

CJFI360Introduction to Criminalistics

4

CJFI410Advanced Crime Scene Forensics

4

CJFI420Forensic Photography & Crime Scene Documentation

4

CJFI430Medico-Legal Death Investigations

4

CJFI440Bones, Bugs & Teeth – The Recovery of Human Remains

4

CJUS448Criminal Investigation

4

CJFI451Introduction to Ridgeology

4

CJUS460Interview and Interrogation

4

 

CJUS475Internship

4

or

CJUS484Criminal Justice Capstone

4

 

ELE Select 4 credit hours of electives from the list provided

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

PBAD301Grant Writing Basics

4

PSYC436Introduction to Criminal Profiling

4

Total Credit Hours:60

Total Credit Hours: 182

Locations

  • Aurora (Denver Area)