CE 1205: Introduction to Forensic Investigation

Columbia Southern University and the Songer Institute are happy to announce our partnership for the development of this course.

Course Description:

This online course provides a certificate of completion in the rapidly growing field of forensic investigations. Topics discussed in this 10 unit course include a survey of criminalistics; evidence collection; crime scene documentation and photography; impression and pattern interpretation, collection, and development; and ethics and legal aspects of crime scene processing. This course familiarizes you with conducting proper investigations and determining the intrinsic value of forensic evidence and its use in preparation for trial.
*Warning- Portions of this course contain graphic and disturbing images*

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Acquire skill in crime scene evaluation and investigations.
  2. Compare and contrast appropriate evidence collection techniques and procedures.
  3. Utilize documentation and photographic techniques pertinent to crime scene analysis.
  4. Evaluate impression evidence and pattern interpretations.
  5. Interpret legal and ethical issues related to the courts and evidence 
Course Textbook:  Songer, M. (2015). Practical applications in Forensic Science. Coronado, CA: Crime Ink Publishing

Course Cost: $325.00
Note: CE courses are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, Military Tuition Assistance or Learning Partner Discounts.


CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 4.8

Course Length: This course is 10 weeks, self-pace, and open enrollment.

A certificate of completion with the number of CEUs awarded will be issued upon successfully completing the course. Course must be paid for in full before student is eligible to receive certificate of completion.

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For more information, please contact us at continuinged@columbiasouthern.edu | 800-313-1992