Forensic Study of Behaviors, Certificate

Certificate in Forensic Study of Behaviors (380022C)

*Admission to this program has been suspended*

This certificate program is intended for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge of behavioral sciences in criminal justice settings. This certificate is independent of a degree and is designed for individuals in one of the following categories:

  1. Criminal justice majors who wish to specialize in the study of behaviors within the criminal justice field
  2. Non-criminal justice majors who want an introduction to the discipline of criminal justice
  3. Professionals employed in the field who would like to further develop their expertise in this area

Program Contact
Stephanie Yuhas, JD
Criminal Justice Studies Department


The following information has official approval of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Forensic Study of Behaviors” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Required Courses18
Total Hours18

Required Courses

CRJU:100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJU:224Profiling Serial Killers3
CRJU:226Interviews, Interrogations, and Hostage Negotiations3
CRJU:255Introduction to Forensic Investigation3
3800:260Critical Incident Interventions for Criminal Justice3
SOCIO:428Victim in Society3
Total Hours18