Get Your Investigation Certification

This certificate gives you a well-grounded background in the essential skills needed to conduct a criminal investigation from the crime scene to the courtroom trial.

Investigation Program Highlights 

  • Learn from professors with real-world experience. They're eager to help you climb the chain of command.
  • Instruction methods include lab work, seminars, and relevant legal and constitutional issues.

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Our 100% online degrees are top-ranked by U.S. News & World Reports. Finish your degree and advance your career with a degree designed to fit your busy life. 

Start Dates: 

January, March, May, June, August & October 

  • 7-Week Courses
  • No Login Times
  • Transfer Up to 90 Credits, including 24 Training Hours
  • 10-Hour Weekly Commitment (varies)
  • Free E-Books

Investigation Curriculum

Certificate Requirements

Popular Investigation Classes

  • Courts
    Discuss the judicial process of the American court system.
  • U.S. Constitutional Law for Law Enforcement  
    Explore topics like interrogation, searches and seizures, pretrial identifications, and more. 
  • Forensic Crime Scene Investigation with Lab
    Cover crime scene investigation procedures and discuss common legal issues.

Positive Job Growth

Private investigator positions and similar jobs will continue to see growth between 2021 and 2031. With field experience and certification, police detectives and private investigators receive a median wage of about $60,000 (BLS).

Participate in the Justice System

  • Criminal Investigator
  • Forensic Evidence Technician
  • Private Detective
  • Homicide Detective

Master Your Field in One Year

Increase your earning potential and become eligible for leadership positions with a master's degree. Your solid foundation will make you a strong candidate for any graduate program. Check out our online master's in Criminal Justice.