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Test your critical thinking skills by collecting and interpreting evidence as you explore the application of science and medicine in law enforcement. In Georgetown's Forensic Science Academy, you'll gain a firsthand look at the world of forensic science from professionals in the field—including investigators, detectives, crime scene technicians, and pathologists. You’ll have opportunities to take advantage of the extraordinary forensic science resources of the nation’s capital while studying everything from crime scene diagramming and criminal investigative processes to video forensic analysis and the ethical dilemmas faced by today’s security professionals.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition, housing, and meals


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How You'll Benefit

  • Meet with forensic practitioners
  • Interact with prominent guest speakers from agencies such as the D.C. Department of Forensic Science and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide and Cold Case Units
  • Learn about career paths in the forensic science field
  • Hear from forensic evidence investigators and detectives who have solved high-profile murder cases

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the Forensic Science Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

  • Computer forensics
  • Blood spatter analysis
  • Geographic profiling
  • Medical examinations
  • Gang member investigations
  • Terrorism investigations

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