Certificate- Forensic Populations

About the Program

The Certificate in Forensic Populations will provide you a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of specific types of offenders. You can take courses focusing on drug offenders, women offenders, white collar offenders, gang-involved offenders, juvenile offenders, and mentally-disordered offenders. This certificate is ideal for students majoring in criminal justice, psychology, or social work, or for any student wishing to gain a deeper understanding about forensic populations. A certificate in forensic populations equips you with the necessary theoretical, empirical, and practical foundation to work with, manage, and study offenders in general and specific populations.

School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report and College Factual.

Program Objectives

By completing this certificate, you will be more qualified and knowledgeable to work as a:

  • Probation/Parole Official
  • Correctional Psychologist
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Social Worker, Case Worker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Officer


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.