Students desiring a concentration in the identification, documentation and preservation of evidence at crime scenes may pursue a Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation as part of their academic plan.
The CSI certificate will appear on the student’s academic transcript and provide evidence that the student has satisfied academic requirements for departmentally recognized courses in the area. The CSI certificate consists of successful completion of 18 semester hours of designated coursework. The student must successfully complete a minimum of 12 of these semester hours at Columbia College.
To qualify for the awarding of the certificate, each Columbia College course that comprises the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
Students are required to complete a mandatory 12 semester hour core block of courses with 6 additional discretionary hours chosen from a list of pre-approved courses.