Mar 20, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medicolegal Death Investigation Certificate

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Offerings


Michael Sponsler,
Professor of Chemistry, Director of Curricular Programs for the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University
1-014 Center Sci & Tech


Michael Sponsler,
1-014 Center Sci & Tech

Program Description:

The Certificate in Medicolegal Death Investigation is a 12-credit program that offers instruction that can be tailored to a wide variety of professionals who may either directly or tangentially become involved in cases of deaths that require investigation. In addition to those in the medicolegal field, this includes primary responders (police officers, paramedics, etc.), coroners, funeral directors, and others who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Knowledge gained in this certificate will help these professionals to aid the investigation in death cases by preserving evidence, providing suitable documentation, and appropriately interacting with others at the scene or involved in the case. Thus, this certificate program will help these various people become more effective in their own professions as it intersects with death investigation.


The primary criterion for admission into this program will be employment in a position that potentially impacts the investigations in death cases, requiring the knowledge that this program offers.


Transfer Credit

Maximum of 3 credits

Part-time Study

May be pursued


Certificate in Medicolegal Death Investigation

Total Credits: 12 (limit of 3 transfer credits)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Offerings