Forensic Studies Program Outcomes

All students will be required to complete all the core courses, a total of five core courses totaling 18 credits, including a 6-credit capstone. In addition, students will be required to complete six courses totaling 18 credits included under their elected track.

Upon completion of the program, all graduates will be able to

  • Understand the history, philosophy and administration of criminal justice.
  • Comprehend the legal procedures of the criminal justice system.
  • Interpret, analyze and summarize the findings of an investigation.
  • Communicate the findings of an investigation in a courtroom setting.
  • Understand and identify the civil and criminal justice processes.
  • Identify ethical implications of investigative techniques.
  • Make oral presentations.
  • Participate in a simulated trial in order to understand pertinent rules of evidence, direct and cross examination of witnesses.

We offer two convenient formats so you can choose the program that best fits your needs.

Online Program

—Classes and assignments completed online.

—Courses offered in accelerated 8-week sessions.

—All courses taught by faculty with experience in the classroom and in the field.

—Includes a 6 credit, 16 week capstone course which culminates in a one-week capstone course held at the SU campus.

On-Site Program

—Classes held in the evenings at the SU campus.

—Courses offered in accelerated 5- and 10-week sessions.

—Faculty bring real-world expertise to the classroom.

—Includes a 6 credit, 16 week capstone course held in the evening at the SU campus.

Admission to the program will be based upon the following:

—Completion of an undergraduate degree in a related discipline as appropriate to the track

—Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

—Personal interview

—Writing sample