Forensic Science

Combine elements of science, criminal investigation, and law to uncover the truth behind criminal cases.
Jun 17 - Jun 28
Anna Fairs

About the program

In this course, we’ll uncover the secrets behind solving mysteries and crimes using forensic science. Get ready to learn how to examine crime scenes, collect evidence, and employ techniques like DNA analysis and fingerprinting!

We’ll explore the history of forensic science, figure out how scientists crack cases, and even discuss the ethical side of things. Ever wondered how detectives use science to catch the bad guys? Join us to find out! Get ready for an exciting adventure into the world of forensic science, where you’ll become a crime-solving pro.

This is an in-person course that meets daily in Fairfax, 9am – 4pm EST. Tuition cover materials, meals (breakfast/lunch/snacks), and transportation to any offsite excursions.

Meet the Instructor

Get to know Instructor Kathleen Caslow here.

Skills you will learn

  • Apply the Scientific Method
  • Handle and Preserve Evidence
  • Understand Crime Scene Investigation
  • Explore Fingerprinting Identification

Out of the classroom

  • Visit to the DC Spy Museum

Please note: All information is subject to change at the discretion of UVA Northern Virginia.