Empirical. Ethical. Analytical.

Professional Investigations

Non-degree Certificate
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God demands justice, and justice demands evidence. Elevate your investigative skills to secure justice for all.

Your life. Your career. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life, at NGU.
Credit Hours
Complete your certificate in as little as five courses. Then, apply your credit hours toward an undergraduate degree (if you so choose). That’s a win-win.
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Promote Justice – From Crime Scene to Courtroom

The criminal justice system is as complex as it is diverse. From police officers and private investigators to lab analysts and legal professionals, justice depends on highly trained and ethically motivated individuals.

Explore how investigative integrity impacts all facets of the criminal justice system. From evidence documentation, forensic analysis, and report writing, to constitutional law and court processes. Elevate your calling as an investigator through an ethical and empirical approach to investigations with a certificate in professional investigations.

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Professional Investigations?

A certificate in professional investigations can lead to a range of career paths in the field of investigations and security. You can pursue roles as a private investigator, corporate security specialist, or asset protection manager.

This certificate equips you with essential skills for conducting investigations, ensuring security, and safeguarding assets, making you a valuable asset in various industries that prioritize safety and risk management.

Background Investigator

Computer Forensic Investigator

Crime Scene Investigator

Fraud Investigator

Insurance Investigator

Private Investigator

Justice Beside Experienced & Faithful Professionals

Hunter Baker, JD, PhD
Provost and Dean of Faculty
Jong Eun Lee, MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Nicholas Higgins, PhD
Department Chair, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
Staci M. Rollins, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

Study Every Detail of Professional Investigations

  • Report Writing for Criminal Justice and Legal Professionals
  • Criminal Law
  • Principles of Investigations
  • Judicial Process

*Choose one of the following:

  • Theories in Criminology
  • Forensic Analysis and Criminal Profiling

Have Questions about the Program?

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Nicholas Higgins, PhD

Department Chair, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
864.977.7767 nicholas.higgins@ngu.edu
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