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Forensic Studies (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Courses in the Major Core (22 credits)
    ANG 5525C Human Osteology (4)
    CCJ 6606 Social Constructs of Crime (3)
    CCJ 6707 Adv. Quantitative Research (3)
    CJE 6629  Master's Thesis in Forensic Studies (total of 6 credits)
    DSC 6596 Critical Thinking and Intel Anal (3)
    GIS 5306C Adv. GIS: Spatial Analysis (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    Select from the following:
    ANG 6910 Supervised Research (1-6)
    CCJ 6696 Human Trafficking (3)
    CCJ 6930 Spec Topics (3)
    CJE 5777C Env'l & Subject Photography (3)
    CJE 6749 Independent Research (3)
    CJL 6221 Rsch Legal Methods Pub Policy (3)
    Courses from the non-selected concentration below.
    Courses outside the Forensic Studies program approved by the faculty advisor on a case-by-case basis.

  3. Concentration Requirements (9-10 credits)

    Select one of the following concentrations:

    Forensic Behavioral Analysis Concentration
    Complete each of the following:
    CCJ 6709 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
    CCJ 6711 Research in Violent Behavior (3)
    CCJ 6941 Practicum-Frnsic Behavrl Analyst (3)

    Human Identity and Trauma Analysis Concentration
    Complete each of the following:
    ANG 6267 Cultural Ecology (3)
    ANG 6740C Forensic Anthropology (4)
    CJE 6748 Practicum-Human Identity (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 43-44 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
  • Each Course for this program completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • Complete and defend the thesis and provide one bound copy of the completed thesis to the Department of Justice Studies and one bound copy to the FGCU Library.   The production and style of these will follow established university guidelines.
  • Submit an application to graduate by the deadline noted in the Academic Calendar.