Forensic Science

The Criminal Justice program at WSU offers two different concentrations in Forensic Science

  • Crime Scene Investigation concentration
  • Forensic Science concentration

 
BS Criminal Justice-Crime Scene Investigation concentration

The Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation concentration emphasizes the skills required for employment in positions focusing on the collection, documentation and preservation of evidence.  Students that graduate from the CSI concentration are well prepared for careers as crime scene investigators, field evidence technicians and fingerprint analysts. Graduates from this program go on to careers with civilian crime scene units and fingerprint units throughout the western United States.  Some students also go on to careers in law enforcement.

The program is a hybrid of criminal justice courses, basic science courses, and forensic science courses. Since there are a significant number of WSU General Education classes in the required support courses, you should look up the program requirements before selecting your math, science and humanities GE classes.  Students in the CSI concentration are not required to have a minor but there are a number of good minors that complement the concentration such as:

  • Photography
  • Anthropology with an Archaeology emphasis
  • Computer science
  • Art
  • Foreign language
  • Chemistry…and more!

To see the requirements for the Criminal Justice BS degree, click here.

To contact the Forensic Science advisor, click here.

If you have questions about the WSU General Education requirements contact Seth Wilhemlsen, S&BS college advisor

 

BS Criminal Justice-Forensic Science concentration

The Forensic Science concentration focuses on the scientific disciplines needed for employment in a full-service forensics laboratory.  Graduates from the Forensic Science concentration are well prepared for entry-level positions in:

  • Fingerprint analysis
  • Shore and Tire analysis
  • Drug chemistry
  • Trace evidence analysis
  • Serology/DNA
  • …and more!

You will also be prepared for careers in non-forensic science chemical and biological laboratories. It is also a unique major if you are looking to go to professional school (medical or dental school, law school, etc.) after graduation.

In addition to courses in WSU General Education, criminal justice, and forensic science, you will take a significant number of courses in chemistry, biology, physics and math.  While a double major is not required, you might consider completing one if you have the time.  Double BS majors, AS degrees, Institutional Certificates, or minors will help with future employment including:

  • Chemistry BS
  • Chemical Technician AS or IC
  • Zoology BS
  • Microbiology BS

To see the requirements for the Criminal Justice BS degree, click here.

To contact the Forensic Science advisor, click here.

If you have questions about the WSU General Education requirements contact Seth Wilhemlsen, S&BS college advisor

 


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