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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice


The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management, in conjunction with CSULB's College of Continuing and Professional Education (formerly University College and Extension Services), offers the following certificates:

  • Basic Applied Forensic Science and Crime Scene Analysis: This certificate program provides an overview of major areas in the forensic sciences giving students a competitive edge in criminal justice careers. The skills and knowledge obtained in this program may also qualify students for special forensic science assignments within law enforcement agencies.

  • High Tech Crime Investigation and Loss Prevention: The High Tech Crime Investigation and Loss Prevention Certificate provides an overview of the most important aspects of computer, internet, child pornography, and fraud crimes. Identity theft, the proliferation of child pornography, and the vast amount of data traveling over the Internet require effective enforcement strategies. Law enforcement, legal professionals, and consumers, must acquire the skills and tools to provide public protection.

For more information about these certificate programs, e-mail Dr. John Wang at


The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training, offers the following certificate:

  • Crime Scene Investigations (CSI): The CSI Certificate Program is a hands-on course taught by professionals currently working in the field and modeled after the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Field Evidence Technician Course (FET). This course is designed to prepare the student for a career as a Crime Scene Investigator and qualified students will be eligible for internship opportunities with local agencies. It is endorsed by the Los Angeles County Forensic Supervisors Group.

For more information about this certificate program, e-mail the Center at