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.
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:
Blood spatter analysis
Gang member investigations
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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