Stratford's home study program is an excellent place to begin learning about the detailed and serious work involved in careers in forensic science.
Forensic science careers generally involve many years of expensive schooling. So, before your spend your hard earned money, use Stratford's convenient and affordable home study program to first help you determine if a career in forensic science is for you.
Understanding the fundamentals of careers in forensic science is essential and an important first step in your studies. Stratford's course was developed to give you a thorough introduction to these ever-important topics.
Stratfords forensic science course offers instruction in many key areas including:
The crime laboratory
Collection and preservation of evidence
Fundamentals of DNA analysis
Voice examination techniques
Handwriting and document identification
Whether you are interested in possibly pursuing a career in forensic science or simply want to learn more about this interesting field of study, Stratford can certainly help you get started. Enrol today!
Forensic Science Module 1
Introduction to Forensic Science Types, Properties, and Testing of Physical Evidence
Introduction to Firearms and Ballistics
Introduction to Fingerprints, Hair, and DNA Profiling
Building a Solid Scientific Foundation
Basic Chemistry, Physics, Electricity, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Math for Forensic Science
Forensic Science Module 2
Criminalistics Investigating the Crime Scene
Investigating and Processing Physical Evidence
Physical Properties: Forensic Characterization of Soil
The Microscope and Forensic Identification of Hair and Fibers
Forensic Analysis of Glass
Forensic Science Module 3
More Concepts in Criminalistics Forensic Determination of Metals and Gunshot Residue
Drugs of Abuse
Computer Forensics, Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism
Detecting Weapons of Mass Destruction
Forensic Science Module 4
Crime Scene Investigation Part 1 Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
The CSI Effect
Ethics in Crime Scene Investigations
Duties of the First Responder to the Crime Scene
Specialized Personnel and Safety Considerations
Methodical Approach to Processing the Crime Scene
The Forensic Laboratory
Forensic Science Module 5
Crime Scene Investigation Part 2 Fingerprint Evidence
Blood and Biological Evidence
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Firearms and Ballistic Evidence
Arson and Explosive Investigation
Special Scene Considerations
This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction to the theory and methodology of forensic science. It is intended to help individuals in the exploration of forensic science as a career field. Additional training, certification and/or licensing may be prerequisite conditions to employment, as required by law.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.