(l-r) Jonna Pinion (Death Investigation), Katie Bacon (Death Investigation, Forensic Science, and Forensic Toxicology), and Josette Herriges (Death Investigation)
Where applicable, the curriculum will meet the criteria required for professional certification examinations (Medicolegal Death Investigation, Toxicological Chemist).
Undergraduate students who pursue a forensic science certificate maintain their identity as majors in their original departments and continue to progress toward a baccalaureate degree while in the certificate program. Courses include lecture presentations and laboratory experiences that cover fundamental areas of forensic science, and provide unique instruction on techniques that are essential in the specific certificates. Students are given instruction by faculty at UWM and forensic professionals in the Milwaukee Community. Any of the programs may be taken as a post-baccalaureate educational certificate program. Individuals who are not enrolled in a degree program at UWM, but are seeking continuing education for career development, may be admitted to courses in the certificate programs by meeting prerequisites with equivalent experience or consent of the instructor.
For more information concerning continuing education registration visit the UWM Office of Adult and Returning Student Services web page.
To receive one of the following certificates, students must complete at least one half of the required credits on the UWM campus. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 must be achieved on the required credits.Core Courses required for all three certificates:
|Crim. Justice 110||Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)|
|ACCC 281||Dead Men Do Tell Tales: An Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)|
|Crim. Justice 480||Criminal Evidence and Investigation|
[Note: the abbreviation ACCC is used in the course listings below to represent the four departments that are jointly-offering these courses, Anthro/Chem/C L Sci/CrmJst; students may enroll in the courses under any of the four curricular areas.]
- Some required courses have prerequisites. Please see an advisor in your school or college.
- Some courses are not offered every semester. Please see an advisor for scheduling guidance.
For additional information on the certificate programs:
Students in the College of Health Sciences contact,
Students in the College of Letters and Science contact,
Appointments: 414 229-4654
Students in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare contact,
All other students contact:
Fred Anapol, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Forensic Science