Undergraduate Certificate in Investigation

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UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INVESTIGATION

Certificate of Investigation (Undergraduate-level)

 

Program Description:

The Certificate of Investigation focuses on developing skills related to criminal investigation and criminalistics. Students will learn the rules and ethics of crime scene investigations in order to analyze diverse crime scenes and apply that knowledge to real life scenarios. Successful students in this certificate program who want to pursue a full degree at a later date may transfer their earned certificate courses towards one of Abraham Lincoln University’s Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree programs.

 

Program Objectives:

The undergraduate level certificate of Investigation is designed to develop a student’s professional skillset in:

  • Developing critical thinking, oral and written communication skills while being able to Integrate technology into traditional criminal justice theories.
  • Analyzing the nature of the components targeted by detection techniques and the added value of detection sequences as opposed to a single treatment.
  • Assessing the types, value, and advantages of physical evidence in a crime investigation and validate the ethical, legal, and scientific requirements for the collection of that evidence.
  • Assessing the constitutionality tests for presumption and inferences and analyzing the issues surrounding the appropriate use of witness accounts and testimony.

 

Table P11: Program Plan for the Certificate of Investigation

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit HoursCore/ MajorGeneral EducationRequired Elective
1ORT100Orientation00
CJS110Intro: Criminal Justice33
CJS225Criminal Investigation I33
CJS325Criminal Investigation II33
Semester Credit Hours99
Total for Semester 199
2*CJS105Technology in Criminal Justice*3*3
*CJS340Fingerprinting*3*3
*CJS335Crime Scene Investigation
*CJS230Criminal Evidence
Semester Credit Hours66
Total for Semester 266
  • This certificate program requires 15 credits.
  • *Students select two of remaining four courses to complete their certificate credit requirement.
  • Certificate Programs require the completion of the ALU Online Orientation (ORT100) for students in addition to the credit hour requirements listed.
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