Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2016

Senate Motion #2016-41


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 28, 2016

Date of Second Reading: April 25, 2016

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions – School of Criminology and Criminal Justice – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Criminal Investigations

 Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.    

Rationale: The certificate program in Criminal Investigations educates students about a variety of aspects of criminal investigations and criminalistics. It is designed to provide students of the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and public services with an understanding of the nature of criminal evidence; the language of forensic science; the scope, probative value, and limitations of a variety of investigative specializations and their techniques; and an appreciation of how forensic investigative methods are used in the quest for justice.


Admin Response: