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Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Science

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Science program emphasizes the application of forensic science and medicine to animal related crimes, including animal cruelty cases.  Students will learn how to properly process an animal crime scene, recognize animal abuse, and handle forensic evidence.  The five required courses are:

  • Animal Crime Scene Processing
  • Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence
  • Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence
  • Veterinary Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Entomology


  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject or a DVM degree
  • Upper-division GPA of a 2.0 or better
  • Official transcripts

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges