CIP: 430106

Program description

The Bachelor of Science in forensic investigations is an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts and Sciences. It draws on the strengths of not only the varied physical sciences available at Lynn University, but also on the resources of the social and behavioral sciences, such as criminal justice, anthropology and psychology. Crime is a form of human behavior, and as such, it leaves behind physical evidence of particular types, and in particular spatial arrays. Students in this major will learn the principles of evidence recognition, collection, and preservation, forensic chemistry, forensic pathology, forensic anthropology, microscopy, ethics, and courtroom presentations. The physical evidence and its pattern of dispersal in three-dimensional space, unlike victims, perpetrators and witnesses, will never lose its memory, and will never change its mind. The major provides students with a broad, well-rounded education, in the best tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, preparing them for careers in local, county, state, or federal crime CSI units, or in a growing number of private forensic laboratories, and investigative units with law firms or private investigative agencies. Alternatively, the forensic investigations major will equip students with critical thinking skills to make them attractive candidates for graduate or professional school programs, such as law and allied health.

  • FOR 330 also meets DQR 300 requirement
  • FOR 440 also meets DSL 400 requirement
  • FOR 450 also meets DSSA 400 requirement
  • FOR 495 also meets DJCA 400 requirement
  • HUM 420 also meets DBRG 400 requirement
  • PSY 370 also meets DSSA 300 requirement
Upper level electives 300 + 14 credits
Upper Level Elective 14
Free electives 12 credits
Elective 12
Total 120 credits

3-year plan

4-year plan