2021-2022 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Detective Certificate program

Designed for professionals involved in crime scene investigation and command situations at critical events. Program covers theory and practice of investigation using modern technology and best practices. Students will learn fundamental principles and methods to improve work processes. All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Up to 12 credits from the Detective Program may be applied toward the B.A. in Criminology per permission of the Department Chair.

Applicants for the Detective Certificate Program can complete the admission process on the CCSU Undergraduate Application section. Current CCSU students must seek approval from the program coordinator to take courses in the Detective Certificate program.

Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

Program Electives (12 credits from)

CRM 480Death Investigations


CRM 481Sexual Assault Investigation


CRM 483Interview & Interrogation


CRM 485Financial Crime Investigation


CRM 482Police Involved Shootings & Crime Scene Investigations


CRM 484Expectation of Privacy


Completion of 12 credits in the Detective Certificate program with a GPA of 2.0 or better

Total Credit Hours: 12