2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Genetic Genealogy Certificate

The online graduate certificate in Forensic Genetic Genealogy provides individuals in either the public or private sector with the foundational concepts and application of both genetic genealogy and traditional genealogy to forensic investigations. This can include but is not limited to criminal, civil, and family history investigations. The fundamentals of forensic biology and forensic DNA analysis will be included to provide the student with the principles, applications, and interpretation of biological evidence as it relates to forensic investigations. The principles of genetic genealogy will be explored to provide an understanding of the various DNA testing methods available for use in genetic genealogy investigations. Traditional genealogy methods in the form of documentary evidence will provide the student with a strong foundation in the Genealogy Standards used in genealogical research to obtain valid results. Investigation techniques and ethical concepts will be included throughout the certificate program. The certificate program will culminate in the student undertaking an independent forensic genetic genealogy practicum on a genetic genealogy investigation or research project. All courses are online and offered in 4 sequential accelerated term formats (i.e. 7.5 weeks).