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2023-2024 UMA Catalog 
2023-2024 UMA Catalog

Forensic Science Certificate

Delivery Area: Augusta

Coordinator: Sharon McMahon Sawyer (207) 621-3257

This professional science certificate is for individuals who aspire to work in the criminal investigation field including professionals currently employed within the system who wish to expand current base knowledge in the collection of forensic evidence and the investigation of crime incidents. The certificate consists of six courses designed to provide the student with an understanding of the criminal justice systems, basic investigation techniques, and the collection and preservation of evidence for use in a criminal court proceeding.

These courses are applicable toward degrees in justice studies at either the associate or bachelor level.

Students who complete this certificate will be able to:

  • conduct investigations of crime incidents
  • collect forensic evidence
  • testify in court proceedings

Entrance Requirements:

  • a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

UMA Certificate Requirements:

  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA
  • Minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate

Investigation Focus Requirements (18 Credit Hours):

Complete one of the following courses (3):