Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

Forensic Investigations Emphasis

General Education Requirements: 36 hours 
  • Arts & Humanities: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; 3 hours must be in Art, Music, or Theatre; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
  • Natural Science & Mathematics: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline, except in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics where up to 8 hours may be counted if earned in two separate General Education courses..
  • Social Sciences: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
University Requirements: 12 hours  
  • MA 112 Essential Mathematics OR  MA 116 College Algebra (3)
  • EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
  • EN 300 Advanced Composition (3)
  • WU 101: The Washburn Experience (3) or IS 100: The College Experience or HN101:  Honors Washburn Experience
Core Forensic Investigation Courses: 32 hours/Grade of "C" or better
  • CJ 100 Crime & Justice in America (3)
  • CJ 115 Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
  • CJ 220 Criminal Justice Communications (3)
  • CJ 325 Applied Criminology (3)
  • CJ 345 Homicide Investigations (3)
  • CJ 400 Criminal Justice Research Methods(3)
  • CJ 410 Criminal Procedure & Evidence (3)
  • CJ 415 Forensic Science in Criminal Justice (3)
  • CJ 416 Forensic Science in Criminal Justice LAB (2)
  • CJ 417 Internship in Forensic Sciences (6)
Correlate Courses: 9 hours/Grade of "C" or better
  • BI 140 Intro to Forensic Biology (3)
  • CH 103 Intro to Forensic Chemistry (3)
  • AN 116 Physical Anthropology (3)
Elective Forensic Investigation Courses: 9 hours/Grade of “C” or better
  • AN 316 Forensic Anthropology (3)
  • BI 102 General Cellular Biology (3+Lab)
  • CH 202 Professional Forensic Chemistry Seminar (2)
  • CIS 202 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CJ 323 Serial Killers (3)
  • LG 345 Criminal Law (3)
  • CJ 375 Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling (3)
  • CJ 390 Forensic Special Topics (3) *may take multiple different special topics

Minor: A minor is required and must be approved by the Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department.  A minor is suggested in Chemistry, Anthropology or Biology.

Forensic Investigation Emphasis
Washburn University Forensic Investigation Emphasis (video)