As criminal activity increases in complexity with changing technology, the demand for experts, both public and private investigators, also increases in the fields of criminal investigative services and crime scene investigation.
Bellevue University offers the Bachelor's in Investigations degree online and in-class. Unlike degree programs intended to train you to become a laboratory forensic scientist, this challenging degree prepares you to work as a law enforcement officer with the critical role of an in-field crime scene investigator who collects, secures and preserves the physical evidence at crime scenes. The Investigations degree prepares you to meet the needs of this growing workforce by offering the most relevant knowledge and skills for professionals in this exciting and challenging field.
Our comprehensive degree program provides a real-world investigations curriculum that explores topics including:
The criminal mind and forensic psychology
Law enforcement, the legal system, and the courts
Methods and procedures for investigation and collection of evidence
Types of public and private criminal investigations
Ethics and professional responsibility
Completing the criminal Investigations degree will prepare you to advance into opportunities in a variety of public and private sector fields, such as Public Law Enforcement, The Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Fraud investigations, Private investigations, Cybercrime divisions, Homeland Security, and United States Marshall Services.
You will be able to build a strong foundation in the investigations discipline through the use of case studies, simulation and scenario exercises, and real-world illustrations.
Bellevue University faculty are current and former investigators and criminal justice practitioners who bring strong academic expertise and professional experience to the learning environment. Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.