Forensic Studies Program Outcomes
All students will be required to complete the core courses, which consist of four courses totaling 15 credits, including a 6 credit capstone. In addition, students will be required to complete six courses totaling 18 credits in their elected track and one 3 credit elective.
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Forensic Studies, graduates will be able to
- Examine the history, philosophy and development of law enforcement and the judicial and correctional systems within the United States.
- Research and analyze internet resources on topics related to the presentation of evidence at trial.
- Analyze a topic in the field of forensic studies and compose a scholarly article on that topic.
- Evaluate the Federal Rules of Evidence applicability to legal proceedings and their impact on the administration of justice.
- Interpret, analyze and report on evidence.
- Integrate professional ethical standards in all activities and work.
- Develop and present evidence pertinent to a trial.
Two convenient formats allow students to choose the program that best fits their needs. (Note: some courses are offered only online.)
- 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, 10-week capstone course that culminates in a one-week residential trial held at the SU campus.
- Classes held in the evenings at the SU campus.
- Courses offered in accelerated 8- week sessions.
- All courses taught by faculty with experience n the classroom and in the field.
- Includes a 6 credit, 15-week capstone course held in the evenings 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 3.00
- Writing sample