The University is one of the nation's premiere online universities preparing law enforcement and criminal justice professionals seeking career-relevant education.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Forensics is completed entirely online. This allows working adults to fit quality education into their existing schedules. Through this fascinating program, learners gain a foundational understanding of the leading principles of criminal liability.
The program teaches the science and art of managing and profiling crime scenes and determining subsequent perpetrators utilizing physical and psychological evidence gathering and analysis. Explore investigative practices for scientifically determining causes of sudden, unexpected, and violent death by examining real-case scenarios. The curriculum also addresses motivating social and environmental causal factors leading to deviant behavior so students develop a well-balanced perspective of the central ingredients that lead to crime against individuals and society.
Students are part of a strong network of law-enforcement and criminal justice professionals who share a common bond in safeguarding their communities. Classes are instructed by expert professors with extensive field experience. Students learn directly from experienced practitioners, many who bring lessons they’ve learned as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, and military and homeland security leaders into the online classroom.
The University assesses its curriculum by consulting with industry advisory councils to verify that its curriculum keeps pace with industry regulations, best practices and the application of emerging forensics technology.
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American Public University is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education offering more than 90 degree programs to learners everywhere. APU is ranked in the top 20% overall of online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelors Programs, January 2016).
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