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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensics Certificate

The Forensics certificate provides recognition for students completing the required core curriculum and electives of forensics-related classes from at least two academic departments. Certification will provide students with an introduction to the topic and may assist them in their future job searches. By itself the certificate is not sufficiently comprehensive to indicate a student is highly trained in forensic science.

Required Courses Credits: 15

Courses may be taken in any order, although the Introduction to Forensics course is recommended to be taken early. It is acceptable to count any of these courses in a major as well as in the certificate.

Electives Credits: 15

A total of 15 or more credits must be taken from the following list. Courses must include at least two different academic departments. It is recommended that students enroll in at least one laboratory or field course (indicated with *), but this is not required.


(Note that typically 8 quarter hours in physics are required for work in state forensics laboratories, such as for Forensic Scientist I at the Washington State Patrol.)

Total Credits: 30

College and Department Information

Anthropology and Museum Studies Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Outcomes
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