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Ohio University Majors

Forensics Studies Certificate

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

For students interested in further specializing or enhancing the skills/knowledge gained at Ohio University via undergraduate study and theforensic studies certificate, there will now be an option to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree in forensics or even in law school or advanced academic programs aligned with the student's undergraduate major. A significant percentage of forensic practitioners have advanced degrees (e.g., master's, professional, or doctoral) and the certificate in forensic studies places our graduates in the best space possible for these post-baccalaureate opportunities. Again, while graduate work and registering as a forensic professional are not required for practice in the state of Ohio, these steps may be required elsewhere and may be desirable to enhance one's credentials at various employing organizations.  

There are a number of specialized disciplines in the field of forensics, including the following: Anthropology, Criminalistics, Digital & Multimedia Sciences, Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis, Engineering Sciences, Language and Document Analysis, General Jurisprudence and Behavioral Science.  Each of these specializations is addressed via coursework accepted toward completion of the proposed Certificate in Forensic Studies. Taking electives in any of the subjects listed above may help forensic practitioners secure jobs with more specific skill requirements.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Arts and Sciences
Gordy Hall 383
Phone: 740.593.4564
Fax: 740.593.2967

Administrative Contact

Michelle H. O'Malley, Certificate Director

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