Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with major in Forensic Investigation

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice with a major in Forensic Investigation, gives students the skills and knowledge they need to effectively use science and technology in investigations to establish facts and obtain proof that will be used in legal cases dealing with criminal evidence and other investigative processes.

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CurriculumTuition and FeesLanguagesCareer OptionsCompetencies

Tuition Study level REQUIREMENTS EstimaTED COST**
Undergraduate Estimated credits
Puerto Rico and Caribbean $175 120 $22,125
(Residents outside
PR and the Caribbean)
$320* 120 $39,525

* Eligible US military students enrolled in fully on-line education programs (undergraduate) qualify for a discounted tuition rate of $275.00 per credit subject to comply with the documents required in the admissions process in accordance with the tuition and fees schedule disclosed in the current institutional catalog.

** Total estimated cost.

*** Costs vary per program.


This program is offered in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with a major in Forensic Investigation from National University College will open doors to a variety of options in the job market. Discover today’s demand for professionals in this area:

  • Forensic investigators at a state, local or federal level in regards to the investigation process
  • Analysis and crime scene reconstruction

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(Source: : Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)

Competencies that can be developed through the program:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in Spanish and English as a second language, using creativity and sensitivity.
  • Ability to critically analyze the problems facing the individual in society, taking into account cultural diversity and variety of social settings through tolerance and acceptance of others.
  • Ability to apply mathematical reasoning and analysis of statistical data for the purposes of research, documentation and making assertive ethical decisions.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the search and processing of information in a critical, ethical, and systematic manner, assessing their relevance both personally and professionally.
  • Integrating science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence for use in a material legal case or other criminal investigative procedure.
  • Explain the scientific method and its application to the legal system, collection and analysis of computer evidence and analysis of biological evidence to clarify cases in criminal matters.
  • Identify the procedure performed for data collection and data analysis to establish the layout and organization of research reports and writing reports of findings.