Criminal Justice / Forensic Science

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The criminal justice program at The University of Findlay will put you on t​he path to a successful and productive career.

Through interaction with our dedicated faculty, each with real-world experience in the criminal justice profession, you will develop the ability to transform cutting-edge knowledge into meaningful practice. Our dedicated faculty will prepare you to be leaders in the criminal justice field with personalized advising and interactive instruction.

Student Engagement Opportunities
-The student-run Criminal Justice Club offers learning opportunities
-Ride-alongs with local police agencies
-Active participation in real-life law enforcement scenarios through utilization of Firearm Training Simulators
-Stimulating conversations with professionals and experts in the criminal justice field
-Tours of male and female prisons and jails and area crime labs

As a forensic science major, you will learn techniques involving:
-DNA
-Firearms identification
-Latent prints
-Forensic biology
-Trace evidence
-Chemistry
​-Crime scene investigation​

The forensic science major was created following the guidelines
established by the United States Department of Justice, Technical Working Group on Education and Training in Forensic Science (TWGED) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

KNOW THE
LAW
The criminal justice and forensics faculty have close connections to corrections facilities, the FBI, state highway patrol, secret service, and homeland security.
CAREERS
MANY OPTIONS
Courses designed to prepare students for successful careers in many diverse areas of criminal justice including law enforcement, courts, corrections, risk assessment, or juvenile justice.
CSI
EXPERIENCE
Active participation in law enforcement scenarios through utilization of forensic labs, our crime scene house and ride-alongs with local police agencies.
QUALITY
& HIGH VALUE
The forensic major follows guidelines established by the American Academy of Forensic Science.
TOP
CRIME FACILITIES
Crime lab comparable to many of the top national criminal laboratories.
LEADERSHIP
GET INVOLVED
Criminal justice club helps to develop leadership skills with opportunities to visit criminal justice institutions, meet experts, travel to historical criminal justice sites, and participate in exciting recreational activities.
EXPERT
FACULTY
Learn from expert faculty who have field experience in areas such as fraud, crime scene / forensics investigation, money laundering, corrections, loss prevention and juvenile justice.