CSI Academy of Florida Announces University of Florida Partnership
ALACHUA, Fla. – The CSI Academy of Florida is pleased to announce
their partnership with the University of Florida. The two organizations
have entered into a three-year educational partnership to enhance learning
and research in crime scene technology and forensic science.
“This partnership recognizes the strengths of each educational program,
which allows us to address the growing demand for forensic science knowledge,”
said CSI Academy Dean Tony Falsetti. “The collaboration will create
a supportive, educational environment for law enforcement pursuing a master’s
degree or certificate in forensic science.”
The three-year agreement includes the development of a crime scene and
forensic material collection track in UF’s Master of Science in
Forensic Science program, with an emphasis on creating hands-on, scenario-based
training to enhance the online forensic science programs. Select CSI Academy
courses will now count toward credit at UF. The CSI Academy and UF also
plan to create a national forensic science and crime scene technology
consortium to serve as a model for international colleagues.
“Partnering with CSI Academy is an exciting opportunity for our forensic
programs and our students. Students who wish to gain hands-on experience
in crime scene and evidence processing will now have the opportunity do
so through CSI Academy courses taught by world renowned experts, using
state of the art facilities. We look forward to working with Dr. Falsetti
and the CSI Academy group,” said Donna Wielbo, Director of UF Forensic
Science and Forensic DNA-Serology Programs.
The academy currently specializes in educational and training for individuals
and law enforcement officers interested in crime scene investigation and
offers International Association for Identification (IAI)-approved courses.
Certificate program options will also become available to CSI students.
The focus of the two-year master’s in forensic science program at
UF currently includes Principles of Forensic Science, Forensic Toxicology
and Drug Analysis, Biological evidence, DNA Analysis and Blood Spatter
Interpretation, Expert Testimony and Quality Assurance Procedures. The
university also offers certificate programs in Forensic Death Investigation,
Forensic DNA and Serology, Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Drug Chemistry.
About the CSI Academy of Florida
The CSI Academy of Florida is an educational and training facility for
individuals, industry professionals and law enforcement officers interested
in crime scene investigation. The Alachua, Florida campus includes a 28,000-square
foot building and access to 60-plus wooded acres designed for the practical
application of forensic science and crime scene reconstruction. For more
information about the academy and full course descriptions, visit csiacademyflorida.com.
About the University of Florida
A member of the Association of American Universities, the University of
Florida is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.
Now in its second decade, the University of Florida’s award-winning
Master of Science in Forensic Science is the world’s largest and
most prestigious forensic science program with more than 1,000 graduates.