Students cannot double major in criminal justice and forensic investigation, but can major in one and minor in the other.

Program Requirements for Graduation

Student must earn a “C” or better in ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 and pass the departmental writing proficiency exam before taking upper division criminal justice and forensic investigation courses.

General Requirements
Core Curriculum 140-53
Non-Departmental Core Requirements
ENGLISH 3000Technical Writing3
Criminal Justice Departmental Core Requirements 3
CRIMLJUS 1130Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRIMLJUS 3900Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CRIMLJUS 4030Criminal Law3
Forensic Investigation Requirements 3
FORENSIC 1320Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation3
FORENSIC 2320Fingerprint Classification and Development3
FORENSIC 2420Evidence Collection and Preservation2
FORENSIC 2620Investigative Photography3
FORENSIC 3040Crime Scene Processing Techniques (w/Lab)4
CRIMLJUS 3130Criminal Investigation3
FORENSIC 3140Criminalistics (w/Lab)5
FORENSIC 4020Courtroom Testimony and Evidence3
FORENSIC 4920Forensic Investigation Seminar3
Forensic Investigation Electives
Select a minimum of 6 credits of the following:6
Foundations of Policing
Foundations of Interviewing
Directed Individual Studies
Current Topics in Forensic Investigation
Honors Research in Forensic Investigation
Total Credits95-110

Depends upon high school foreign language courses completed, scores on the UW System Mathematics and English Placement tests, and whether courses selected for international education and ethnic/gender studies also count for other liberal arts requirements


In addition to general education requirements


Grade of "C" or higher required

Internship Eligibility

To be eligible for an internship, the student must have earned at least 60 credits plus 12 upper division criminal justice/forensic investigation credits, have a G.P.A. of 2.25 or higher, and have achieved a passing score on the department's writing proficiency examination.