Online Undergraduate Certificate

Forensics

The University is one of the nation's premiere online universities preparing law enforcement and criminal justice professionals seeking career-relevant education.

Online Graduate Certificate for Forensics Professionals

The Undergraduate Certificate in Forensics is completed entirely online. This allows working adults to fit quality education into their existing schedules. Through this fascinating program, learners gain a foundational understanding of the leading principles of criminal liability.

The program teaches the science and art of managing and profiling crime scenes and determining subsequent perpetrators utilizing physical and psychological evidence gathering and analysis. Explore investigative practices for scientifically determining causes of sudden, unexpected, and violent death by examining real-case scenarios. The curriculum also addresses motivating social and environmental causal factors leading to deviant behavior so students develop a well-balanced perspective of the central ingredients that lead to crime against individuals and society.

Students are part of a strong network of law-enforcement and criminal justice professionals who share a common bond in safeguarding their communities. Classes are instructed by expert professors with extensive field experience. Students learn directly from experienced practitioners, many who bring lessons they’ve learned as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, and military and homeland security leaders into the online classroom.

The University assesses its curriculum by consulting with industry advisory councils to verify that its curriculum keeps pace with industry regulations, best practices and the application of emerging forensics technology.

 

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The Online Student Experience

  • Asynchronous Format

    Our asynchronous format means you can log in and work on your own schedule.

  • Monthly Class Starts

    Classes start monthly so you can too.

  • 8 and 16 Week Courses

    8 and 16 week courses available in most programs.

  • Student Resources

    Discussion boards, forums, blogs, and other social media keep you connected to classmates and professors.

  • Social Experience

    Online library, study resources, and academic advisors to help you succeed.

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    Our Students Say

    96%

    of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

    95%

    of seniors would choose us again

    Our Alumni Say

    94%

    would recommend us to a friend or colleague

    67%

    feel their degree helped them obtain a promotion or new job

    Employers Say

    93%

    would hire another one of our graduates

    89%

    feel our graduates possess field specific academic skills

    National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012

    American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012

    APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012

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