Arielle Burdulis '11, Forensic Science and Crime Scene Processing Concentration

Arielle Burdulis '11, Forensic Science and Crime Scene Processing Concentration

Not many students win program awards in two concentrations, but Arielle received the honor in both biology and criminal justice...

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Forensic Science/Crime Scene Processing Concentration

Forensic evidence is a critical component of any criminal investigation, particularly in determining guilt or innocence in a court of law. The demand for forensic technicians and specialists is expected to increase by 20 percent during the next several years.

The Becker College forensic science/crime scene processing concentration, within the criminal justice program, requires a keen eye for detail, a strong background in science, and a professional interest in partnering with law enforcement agencies to fight crime. Designed specifically for students who are interested in the technical aspects of evidence gathering and analysis, the forensic science/crime scene processing concentration focuses on the basic and advanced sciences required for examining and processing crime scene data and evidence.

This concentration will provide students with specific preparation and a solid foundation for continued advanced studies, leading to a successful career in an entry-level forensics position; develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to become proficient in the scientific and technical aspects of forensics; and develop and enhance each student’s general education and broader based criminal justice basis of knowledge.

Those who graduate from this program will be prepared for a career as a crime scene technician, initiating criminal investigations by following the protocols for gathering evidence, taking pictures, recording measurements, and securing an area for further investigation. Other career opportunities include: positions in crime scene investigation divisions, bureaus of criminal identification, evidence recovery units, and crime laboratories, as well as in the private sector. The Becker College criminal justice degree also prepares students for advanced study at the graduate level.

For more information about the forensic science/crime scene processing concentration, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will expand critical thinking and problem-solving skills and an appreciation of the importance of lifelong learning to a successful career in the criminal justice field.

Students will demonstrate an ability to write and communicate effectively, and to share information efficiently within the criminal justice system.

Students will develop a practical understanding of the functions, workings, and challenges of the criminal justice system.

Students will demonstrate proficiency in the scientific and technical aspects of forensics.

Students will enhance their knowledge by participation in internships.

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