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You’d like to improve your credibility in the court and criminal justice systems, but without going back to school for the next three or four years. We understand.

That’s why the our professional and criminal investigation certificate at North Greenville University gets you ready for your career through a short 1.5-year program based on a Christian worldview. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to apply empirical investigative techniques and forensic methods, while working ethically within the court and justice systems in your day-to-day job.

The program at NGU includes five courses (15 credit hours). All courses are available online.

Once you successfully complete the program, you will receive a professional undergraduate Certificate in Professional Investigations from North Greenville University.


Who It’s For


  • Fire and Arson Investigators
  • Insurance Investigators
  • Licensed Security Officers
  • Loss Prevention Personnel
  • Paralegals
  • Police Offices
  • Private Investigators
  • Sheriff’s Deputies




  • Constitutional Law
  • Court Processes
  • Crime Detection
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Criminological Theory
  • Ethics
  • Evidence Documentation
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Report Writing

The curriculum for NGU’s Certificate in Professional Investigations consists of five courses. The 15-credit program begins with five core courses and then offers two options for the remaining elective.


Core Courses


First, complete the core courses required for each participant in the program:

  • CJUS 1300 Report Writing for Criminal Justice and Legal Professionals (3 credit hours, online)
  • CJUS 1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credit hours, HyFlex)
  • CJUS 3310 Principles of Investigations (3 credit hours, online)
  • CJUS 3330 Judicial Process (3 credit hours, online)




After completing your core courses, you can choose one elective based on your preference:

  • CJUS 1320 Theories in Criminology (3 credit hours, online)
  • CJUS 4310 Forensic Analysis and Criminal Profiling (3 credit hours, online)

Once you successfully complete the program courses listed above, you will receive a professional undergraduate Certificate in Professional Investigation from North Greenville University, carrying the weight of 15 undergraduate university credits.

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