Why Pursue a Criminalistics Degree from Saint Leo University?
A criminalistics degree will provide you the knowledge and training you need to solve the crime. Saint Leo's Criminal Justice - Criminalistics Specialization trains you in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Crime scene analysts process evidence—like DNA, fingerprints and bullets—in a forensics lab to help identify suspects and reconstruct the events of a crime.
Criminalistics is the application of scientific methods to the recognition, collection, identification, and comparison of physical evidence generated by criminal or illegal civil activity. It also involves the reconstruction of such events by evaluation of the physical evidence and the crime scene.
Learn the latest techniques from faculty members who've served as real-life crime scene investigators. At Saint Leo, you'll develop expert knowledge on crime scene processing, fingerprint analysis, evidence preservation and blood stain interpretation, while building job-ready skills in scientific writing and courtroom testimony.
Ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. An approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.
Saint Leo University has produced an alumni network of Criminalistics professionals who have enjoyed successful careers as Crime Lab Analysts, Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Engineers, Medical Examiners and much more.
Saint Leo also offers a BA in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security specialization and a general BA in Criminal Justice, as well as multiple graduate degrees in Criminal Justice.