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CSI: Not Just on TV

Millions of people know about crime scene investigation (CSI) from watching the famous TV series, which has been on the air for 15 years. Fortunately for us casual viewers, some take it seriously enough to pursue as a career in criminalistics.

Criminalistics is the reconstruction of crimes and analysis of physical evidence for use in criminal proceedings. It’s a crucial part of the criminal justice system, which is why Tiffin University recently added it to our online degree program. Students working toward a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Criminalistics degree learn to identify, sort, compare, interpret and catalog evidence according to strict legal and scientific rules. This valuable expertise forms the foundation for jobs as police officers, detectives, intelligence analysts, corrections officers and other criminal justice professions.

Our program combines classroom teaching with a unique progression that advances your experience from the crime scene to the courtroom. It’s intense but rewarding and teaches skills you can apply in many ways in public and private sector jobs. It’s also flexible, with online classes starting in January, March, May, July, August and October to accommodate our students’ busy schedules. As with our other degree programs, there are no application fees and we accept transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions.

Successful CSI television programs have developed a dedicated fan base. Now find out how TU teaches what you need for a successful career as a crime scene investigator.

Learn more about our BCJ in Criminalistics Program

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