Certificate in Forensics
American Public University System

Program Details

An online Certificate in Forensics can benefit individuals interested in careers as criminal profilers, forensic scientists, and crime scene investigators. Students will learn how to profile crime scenes and offenders from physical and psychological evidence.

Courses examine ways to investigate manner and cause of death, assess influences and motivating factors resulting in criminal behavior, and how profiling can help in solving crimes. A basic understanding of chemistry and human anatomy is provided. Graduates will be able to analyze the acts, mental state, and circumstances that lead to crimes against society, people, and property.

Topics such as these are included in the certification program:

  • Criminal profiling
  • Crime analysis
  • Pathology of death investigations
  • Criminal law

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score