American InterContinental University

Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Forensic Science

American InterContinental University Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Forensic Science is designed to prepare students to become criminal justice professionals. Learn more about AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in enrolling in this degree program must first earn their high school diploma or the equivalent.

Program Description:

AIU Online's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Forensic Science is designed to teach students about the criminal justice system, juvenile justice process, criminology, law enforcement, law adjudication, and corrections. Through specialization courses, students have the opportunity to learn about handling physical evidence, documenting a crime scene, forensic psychology, death scene investigations, and cybercrimes. This program includes a senior capstone in criminal justice, which gives students the chance to use research, report writing, oral presentation, and interactive teamwork to complete a special project. Students also take 27 credits of general education courses, including psychology, art appreciation, sociology, and environmental science.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science n Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Science:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Specialization Courses

  • CRJS 365: Criminalistics (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 375: Aspects of Forensic Psychology (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 470: Medical and Legal Death Investigation (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 475: Cybercrimes (4.5 credits)

Upper Division Core Courses

  • CRJS 305: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 310: Crime Victim Studies (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 400: Constitutional Law (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 410: Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 420: Ethics and Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 430: Criminal Justice Research Methods (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 440: Applied Statistics (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 450: Advanced Topics in Corrections (4.5 credits)
  • CRJS 499: Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)

General Elective or Proseminar in Criminal Justice

  • CRJS 300: Proseminar in Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)

General Education Requirements

  • PRES 111: Presentation Essentials (4.5 credits)
  • SSCI 206: Aspects of Psychology (4.5 credits)
  • SSCI 210: Sociology (4.5 credits)
  • HUMA 205: Art Appreciation (4.5 credits)
  • HUMA 215: Topics in Cultural Studies (4.5 credits)
  • SCIE 210: Environmental Science (4.5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of AIU Online's Bachelor of Science n Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Forensic Science might be interested in pursuing a master's degree in forensics or crime scene investigation. Along with possibly increasing their knowledge of forensics and investigations, this might prepare them for advancement in the forensic science field and increased responsibilities.

Master's degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Master in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Master in Policing & Investigation
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Forensic Studies
  • Master in Forensic Science & Technology

Career Paths:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Forensic Science at AIU Online might be able to pursue employment in the forensics field. Their work might include collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Other responsibilities might include analyzing DNA, preparing reports or testifying during criminal cases.

Positions that graduates might be able to pursue include:

  • Crime scene analyst
  • Fingerprint technician
  • Forensic science consultant
  • Forensic science technician
  • Forensic scientist

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