Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigation

Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Investigation program includes lab and realistic experiences where you can become familiar with crime investigation and criminal profiling. Along with an understanding of social and abnormal psychology and the rules of evidence, you can learn various investigative skills and techniques such as forensic photography, fingerprint identification and the implications of bones, bugs and teeth in human remains. You can also have the opportunity to develop effective interview and interrogation skills.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    182
  • Program Availability

    Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    CJUS261Ethics in Criminal Justice4.5
    ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking4.5
    ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research4.5
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    IT102Computers and Information Technology Literacy4.5
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    CJUS141Introduction to Criminal Justice4
    CJUS201Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing4
    CJUS254Introduction to Homeland Security4
    CJUS263American Corrections4
    CJUS280Victimology4
    CJUS285Juvenile Delinquency4
    CJUS290Criminal Law4
    CJUS343Criminology4
    CJUS375Criminal Procedure4
    CJUS440The Laws of Evidence4
    PBAD201Public Administration4
    PSYC210Social Psychology4
    PSYC337Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:56
    Courses: Concentration
    CJFI360Introduction to Criminalistics4
    CJFI410Advanced Crime Scene Forensics4
    CJFI420Forensic Photography & Crime Scene Documentation4
    CJFI430Medico-Legal Death Investigations4
    CJFI440Bones, Bugs & Teeth – The Recovery of Human Remains4
    CJUS448Criminal Investigation4
    CJFI451Introduction to Ridgeology4
    CJUS460Interview and Interrogation4
     
    CJUS475Internship4
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    CJUS484Criminal Justice Capstone4
     
    ELE Select 4 credit hours of electives from the list provided4
    HRMT215Management of Human Resources4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles4
    PBAD301Grant Writing Basics4
    PSYC436Introduction to Criminal Profiling4
    Total Credit Hours:60

    Total Credit Hours: 182

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    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Forensic Investigation include:1

    • Compliance Manager
    • Security Manager
    • Senior Program Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Project Administrator
    • Project Leader
    • Laboratory Manager
    • Team Leader
    • Project Lead
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Aurora (Denver area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 14%

This Graduation Rate includes both Denver and Denver South campus locations.

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