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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Forensics That’s Affordable & Flexible

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Earn Your Undergraduate Certificate in Forensics Online

Forensic science is instrumental in solving crimes and delivering justice. American Public University (APU) offers an undergraduate certificate in forensics designed to help provide students with foundational knowledge of criminal investigation techniques, including how to manage and profile crime scenes.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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At A Glance

  • Examine real-world cases to understand criminal behavior, analysis, profiling, evidence collection and processing, criminal liability, and criminal law.
  • Discover how to gather and analyze evidence to investigate and determine causes of sudden, unexpected, and violent death—using documents from real cases.
  • Learn from expert faculty who bring a wealth of knowledge from professional roles in law enforcement and criminal justice.
  • Completion of this program does not award any professional certifications, but may be helpful in preparing to seek such certifications.

The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Ebooks

We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

$325
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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