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Forensic Investigation

Forensic Investigation

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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You'll even participate in a clandestine-grave dig, a blood-spatter lab and creating and solving scenarios with your classmates. 

WVU Tech's Forensic Investigation program offers students hands-on opportunities to learn basic investigative techniques, crime-scene processing and photography skills in real-world scenarios. A wide range of unique courses, including interviewing, intelligence and death investigation is offered. You'll even participate in a clandestine-grave dig, a blood-spatter lab and creating and solving scenarios with your classmates. 

Career Profile

Build your case, build your career. WVU Tech’s forensic investigation program will develop you into a forensic generalist with an extraordinarily wide breadth of knowledge and honed critical inquiry skills, unlike many forensic programs that create a specialist in a specific forensic discipline. This knowledge and skillset translates well to various careers.

Students may also choose to pursue advanced academic studies in fields such as criminal justice, forensic science or psychology.


Our graduates find career opportunities as: 

  • Crime scene investigators
  • Field detectives
  • Crime lab analysts
  • Death investigators
  • Law enforcement officers

Crime Scene House

Our dedicated crime scene investigation facility includes three levels equipped to mock-up a variety of crime scenes, plus a garage for vehicle processing and yard space where you'll examine clandestine gravesites. It's the perfect place to learn new skills and put those skills to the test in an environment that's true to life.


Become an investigative generalist in an environment focused on real-world experience.

Trace and Blood Spatter Evidence

This course covers various types of trace evidence and its collection, preservation and evaluation. You'll also learn about bloodstain pattern analysis for incident reconstruction.

Interviewing Theories and Practice

Explore interviewing theories and techniques to determine emotional states from speech and body language, build rapport, prevent contamination, increase recall and reduce the risk of false confessions.

Crime Scenes

This class examines concepts, technical information and field-tested techniques and procedures involved in crime scene investigation. The course focuses on the initial responding officer, duties of the investigator and on various types of crime scenes.

View a sample degree schedule or explore more course options in the catalog.

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