Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Forensic Investigation

Post-Bachelor Certificate in Forensic Investigation - Link to Department

What is the Forensic Investigation Program?
  • The program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who wish to gain competence in the area of forensic investigation
  • Its aim is to educate personnel whose professional scope and practice interfaces with the criminal justice system
  • It is designed to provide police and fire inspectors, emergency service personnel, nurses, social workers and other public health professionals with the competencies essential to the process of forensic investigation
  • Upon completion of the program graduates will be knowledgeable in the areas of legal/ethical parameters, specimen collection and analysis, forensic anatomy, forensic psychology, the criminal justice system, and the application of photographic/evidence specialties.
Why Wayne State University?

Located in a large metropolitan area WSU provides unlimited opportunity for cultural growth and development. The forensic investigation program utilizes experts from many areas. Faculty come from the WSU departments of Fundamental and Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice. In addition personnel of the Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Medical Examiner's Offices and the Michigan State Crime Lab offer their expertise to the program. A further relationship with the Police and Evidence Technology curriculum of Oakland Community College adds expertise to the faculty. An affiliation with the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) of the Treasury of the United States Government adds to the expertise of the faculty.

For more information about a career in forensic investigation please contact the Forensic Investigation Program at (313) 577-2050 or http://www.cphs.wayne.edu/mortsci/