The Mission of our undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Science is to educate students who wish to pursue a laboratory career in the forensic sciences. The field is interdisciplinary and requires significant academic and laboratory training in the natural sciences. This program provides in-depth coursework and hands-on training to facilitate successful entry into a forensic laboratory position.
The program is coupled to either the ACS-certified FIU BS in Chemistry or the FIU BS in Biological Sciences degrees. This certificate is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) provided that it is accompanied by a BS in Chemistry or Biological Sciences from FIU.
A non-accredited Certificate is also available to FIU BA students and other persons in the community who have already earned a BS or BA in chemistry, biological sciences or a natural science from another institution and who have completed the required prerequisites. Students in this category must submit their transcripts for evaluation to confirm that their course preparation is equivalent to that of the relevant FIU BS major and that all requirements and policies that are applicable to admissions to the University for a certificate program are met.