Forensic Health Certificate

Overview and Requirements

The Advanced Certificate in Forensic Health program is open to all students who have a baccalaureate degree and who are interested in forensics.

Applicants do not need to be students in the Decker School of Nursing or students at Binghamton University; however, students who wish to enter the program must matriculate by applying for the certificate (see Application procedures, below). Students are also invited to take individual courses if they do not wish to complete the certificate. This does not require matriculation.

Students who completed an undergraduate forensics course or courses through the Binghamton University Decker School/Decker College cannot repeat coursework of the same title at the graduate level.

Curriculum

The Advanced Certificate in Forensic Health requires the successful completion of three 3-credit graduate courses in forensic health for a total of 9 credits. Use the course list in conjunction with the curriculum worksheet in this Google drive to plan your course sequence.

Students are encouraged to review the University Bulletin for more information (including course descriptions), or contact the Decker Division of Advising and Academic Excellence

Courses (may be completed in any order)
Credits
When Offered

ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE:

   

NURS/PH 581G: Forensic Health of Victims

3

fall

Students will SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING; students are expected to consult with the program coordinator before selecting the two courses:

   

NURS/PH 581B: Forensic Health Essentials

3

spring and summer II

NURS/PH 581E: Medicolegal Death Investigation 

3

spring and summer I

NURS/PH 581F: Forensic Health of Offenders

3

spring

NURS/PH 581J: Forensic Pediatrics

3

fall

NURS/PH 581P / GMAP 538B: Forensic Health: Sexual Offending and Victimization

3

summer II

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION

9

 

Notes:

  • Sections marked "PH" are reserved for students in the Public Health Division programs.
  • The section marked "GMAP" is reserved for students in the Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention program.

Application Procedures

Complete instructions for applying to a certificate program at Binghamton University are available on the Graduate School's how to apply webpage.

If you have questions regarding application submission, contact the Graduate School at 607–777–2151 or gradadmission@binghamton.edu.

*Be sure you apply to have the major code for the certificate added to your official academic record no later than one semester preceding the semester you intend to declare your candidacy (graduate) or you will be ineligible for the award. 

Additional Information

Students interested in participating in the certificate in forensic health should contact:  

Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC

Associate Professor/Director, Forensic Health Program/Coordinator, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences