Prepare to launch or advance your career as a crime scene technician. Complete your certificate 100% online at one of the largest providers of public safety programs in the U.S.*
- Program Highlights: Study the criminal justice system, criminology, corrections, criminal investigation, forensic fingerprint analysis, criminal justice management and supervision, homeland security, forensic chemistry, and trace evidence analysis.
- Career Opportunities: Crime scene technician in settings such as large law firms, insurance companies, laboratories, law enforcement agencies, and medical examiners’ offices
- Credit for Experience: Current certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for credit toward the program.†
- Foundation for a Degree: Get a head start on your associate’s or bachelor’s. You can transfer the courses from your certificate into a Purdue Global undergraduate degree.‡
Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education including additional state-approved higher education beyond the Purdue Global degree. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.
* Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2018-2019 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Criminology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Services;nces.ed.gov/IPEDS. Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Purdue Global compared to other Title IV institutions.
† Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
‡ The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLCommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Criminal Background Check, Official High School Transcript/GED Score