Crime Scene Investigation Minor

Crime Scene Investigation Minor
Program Office: College of Applied Studies FSU Panama City - Office Building rm. 108, (850) 770-2280 or email appliedstudies@pc.fsu.edu.

Minor Description: This minor program provides the scientific knowledge needed for a variety of forensic disciplines such as trace, biometric, impression and pattern evidence.  Crime Scene Investigation applies a problem-solving approach to investigations and analysis. A minor in Crime Scene Investigation is a great way to enhance your resume when applying for jobs in a forensic lab, medical examiner’s office or any law enforcement career.

Minor Requirements: The minor in Public Safety and Security, Crime Scene Investigation in the College of Applied Studies requires a minimum of 12 hours from the following required and elective coursework.
*All courses are available via distance learning.
*Please be advised that not all courses are offered every year.  

Required Courses (7 hours)
CJE 3762 (3) Forensic Science in Investigations (Fall & Spring)
CJE 3762L (1) Forensic Science in Investigation Lab (Fall & Spring)
CJE 3648 (3) Crime Scene Professionalism (Fall)

Elective Courses (Choose from the following courses to complete a minimum of 5 additional hours)
CJE 3617 (3) Cold Case Investigations- prerequisites CJE 3762 and CJE 4611 (Summer)
CJE 3652 (3) Forensics in the Crime Lab (Fall and Spring)
CJE 3652L (1) Lab for Forensics in the Crime Lab (Fall and Spring)
CJE 4220 (3) Introduction to Forensic Entomology (Fall)
CJE 4655 (1) Crime & Accident Scene Imaging & Reconstruction- prerequisites CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L (Spring 22 then 24)
CJE 4135 (2) Impression and Pattern Evidence- prerequisites CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L (Spring 23 then 25)
CJE 4241 (1) Trace & Biometric Evidence- prerequisites CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L (Spring 23 then 25)
CJE 4638 (2) Forensic Death Investigation- prerequisites CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L (Spring 22 then 24)
CJE 4611 (3) Criminal Investigation: Theory & Practice (Fall)

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