Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation

Certificate Forensic Science Death Investigation The online graduate certificate in Death Investigation is provided by the College of Pharmacy by offering courses in collaboration with The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine. It focuses on the investigation of crime and death using forensic pathology, anthropology and DNA analysis. Modules in sexual offences, drug death, forensic odontology, and wounds are also featured. This program may be of interest to those currently working or seeking employment in the following areas:

  • Crime laboratories
  • Medical Examiners Offices
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Criminal defense and prosecution attorneys
  • Hospital and Clinical Chemistry Laboratories

On completion of the 15-credit certificate program students will receive a University of Florida Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students.

Learn about the faculty for this program.

Application Information

Certificate Application


Course #Course TitleCreditsSpringSummerFall
PHA 6851 Forensic Analysis of DNA 3 x x x
PHA 6935 Forensic Anthropology I 4 x x x
VME 6934 Forensic Medicine I 4 x x x
PHA 6935 Forensic Medicine II 4 x   x

Course Syllabus Catalog

The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.

Recommended Course Order

The following is a recommended course order for Forensic Death Investigation:

  • Forensic Medicine 1 should be taken before Forensic Medicine 2.

Library Access

Students taking UF Forensic Science courses will also be granted online access to UF's Health Center Libraries.