Certificate of Forensic Sciences

 Admission Requirements

For admission into the Certificate of Forensic Sciences one must be enrolled at Idaho State University as an undergraduate or a post-bac AND apply to the certificate program within the home department (Anthropology). 

Students from any major or field can enroll in the Certificate of Forensic Sciences.

Students must complete all classes with a C or better to successfully obtain the certificate.

Required Courses 

ANTH 2230Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 2230LBiological Anthropology Lab1
ANTH 2235Introduction to Forensic Sciences - Fundamentals3
SOC/SOWK 4457Fundamentals of Forensic Behavioral Science3
SOC 3310Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Total Credits13


(Students will choose 2 courses (5-9 credits) from the list below. Each elective must be from a different theme.)

ANTH 2234Forensic Anthropology - Beyond Bones3
ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 4432Human Osteology3
ANTH 4442Anthro Bites: Dental Anthropology3
ANTH 4441Dead and Buried3
PSCI 2205Drugs in Society2
ANTH 4431Special Topics in Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 4407Anthropology of Global Health3
ANTH 4434Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology3
ANTH 4437Cold Case Files3
SOC 3309Social Statistics3
CMP 2251Introduction to Photography3
GEOL 4403Principles of Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 4403LPrinciples of GIS Laboratory0
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1112LGeneral Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 2232Quantitative Analysis2
CHEM 2234Quantitative Analysis Laboratory2
The Mind
SOC 4431Criminology3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 3301Psychopathology3
PSYC 3341Social Psychology3
SOWK 4438Sexual Crimes3
SOC 4412Sexuality and the Body3
SOC 2231Juvenile Delinquency3
SOC 2248Critical Analysis of Social Diversity3
CMP 1110Media Writing3
CMP 2203Media Literacy3
CMP 2205Argumentation3
Total Credits 18-22