Program Overview

The University of Florida offers a Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation that may be pursued through an online format. The university provides this certificate program through the College of Pharmacy and under the department of Medicinal Chemistry. Additionally, the Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation offers courses in collaboration with UF’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences department of anthropology and the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation focuses on the investigation of crime and death using anthropology, forensic pathology, and DNA analysis. Most of the students enrolled in this program are currently working in, or are seeking employment in, the areas of crime laboratories, medical examiners offices, law enforcement agencies, criminal defense and prosecution attorneys, and hospital and clinical chemistry laboratories. The curriculum for this graduate certificate program consists of four courses, a total of 15 semester credits. The required courses for this program span the topics of Forensic Analysis of DNA, Forensic Anthropology, and a two-part course of Forensic Medicine. Upon completion of all required courses, students should receive a University of Florida Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation and may be able to build a foundation in Forensic Death Investigation, and expand job opportunities In this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have an undergraduate degree in a science subject with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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