(Bachelor’s Degree required)
In this program students develop marketable skills sought after by public and private sector employers and the justice system. Accomplished faculty with real world experience and achievement ensure students demonstrate technical and core competencies, critical thinking, and effective communication both orally and in writing. Students have the opportunity to have their writing published in Stevenson University’s Forensics Journal, a scholarly review.
Forensic Studies Program Description Sheet: PDF File
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Two convenient accelerated formats allow students to choose the program that best fits their needs. Students are allowed to take courses in either or both formats.
- Classes and assignments completed online.
- Courses offered in accelerated 8-week sessions. Each online course will require a pre-class assignment week prior to the start date of the course.
- Includes a 6 credit, 10-week capstone course that culminates in a one-week residential mock trial held at the SU campus in the summer.
- Classes held in the evenings at the SU campus.
- Courses offered in accelerated 8-week sessions.
- Includes a 6 credit, 15-week capstone course held in the evenings at the SU campus.
In addition to meeting the outcomes in the student’s selected track, upon completion of the program all graduates will be able to:
- Explain the history, philosophy and administration of criminal justice.
- Explain the legal procedures of the criminal justice system.
- Interpret, analyze and summarize the findings of an investigation.
- Communicate the findings of an investigation in a courtroom setting.
- Identify and explain the civil and criminal justice processes.
- Identify and explain ethical implications of investigative techniques.
- Make oral presentations.
- Apply pertinent rules of evidence, create and conduct direct and cross examinations of witnesses