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College Catalog 2018-2019

Advanced Forensic Investigation
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AN, MA, WO
CIP Code: 43.0106

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed as an advanced program in forensic investigation intended to provide training beyond the General Forensic Career Studies Certificate, or to provide continuing training for private investigators, individuals in law enforcement, or persons licensed in various security and/or investigative-related areas.

Admission Requirements:  Successful completion of the General Forensic Career Studies Certificate or approval from the assistant dean.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 172 Forensic Science II 4
1ADJ Forensic Elective 3-4
1ADJ Forensic Elective 3-4
ENG 111 College Composition I or 3
  CST  110  Introduction to Communication  
Total   13-15
2nd Semester
2ADJ Elective 3
2ADJ Elective 3
1ADJ Forensic Elective 3-4
Total   9-10
Total credits for the Advanced Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate=22-25

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 May be ADJ forensic elective, BIO, or CHM. ADJ forensic electives are the following: ADJ 118, ADJ 127, ADJ 134, ADJ 157, ADJ 164, ADJ 165, ADJ 173, ADJ 174, ADJ 175, ADJ 176, ADJ 186, ADJ 226, ADJ 235, ADJ 236, ADJ 237, ADJ 276, ADJ 278, as well as ADJ faculty-approved ADJ 195 Topics or ADJ 295 Seminar courses.

2 Choose any ADJ course.