Certificate in Forensic Science
Certificate Program Name
Level of Program
Program Length in Months
12 months (if student has earned Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and/or Chemistry)
A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and
autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
Chemical Technicians (19-4031), Chemists (19-2031), Forensic Science Technician (19-4092), Life Scientists (19-1099), Police Identification and Records Officer (33-3021.02)
For more information regarding related occupations, visit the Department of Labor's O*NET site.
Cost of Tuition and Fees
Tuition (12 semester hours at $723 per hour) - $8,676
General Student Fee (12 semester hours at $38 per hour) - $456
Estimated Costs of Books and Supplies - $460
Annual Room and Board Charges for Living on Campus - $6,286
Debt at Program Completion
Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 - 0
Of the number for completing the program above, the number of students completing with student loan debt - 0
Federal student loan debt - 0
Private student loan debt - 0
Institutional financing plan debt - 0
Program Complete in Normal Time
The normal time in months to complete program - 12 months *
Of the number from above, the number of students who completed the program with the normal time - 0
* - If student has earned Bachelor degree with major in Biology and/or Chemistry
Job Placement Rate
Job placement rate for program completers - N/A
To apply to East Texas Baptist University, please go to our homepage (http://www.etbu.edu) and choose "Apply".
For more information on the Department of Biology, go to department's webpage.
For more information regarding availability for financial aid, go to our Financial Aid webpage.
To view the requirements in order to complete the certificate, please see page 50 of the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog.
For complete tuition and fee information, go to the Tuition and Fees section of the Business Office webpage.
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