Forensic Anthropology

Applied Forensic Anthropology Certificate
7-8 credits at Leeward CC and 22 credits at UHWO

Awarded by UH-West O‘ahu

The Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology (CAFA) is a joint program offered by Leeward Community College and University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu. The Certificate is awarded by UH–WO upon the completion of all requirements. The CAFA program is designed to provide a strong background in forensic anthropology, which uses standard scientific techniques to identify human remains and assist in the detection of crime. This certificate, in combination with appropriate Associate and Bachelor’s degrees, will help make students competitive for a variety of job opportunities, including crime scene analyst, forensic anthropologist, forensic scientist, and crime lab technician.

Program Coordinator Jennifer Byrnes
Phone 689-2394

Leeward CC Contact Weirong Cai
Phone 455-0306

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
Leeward Community College
BIOL 100 or
BIOL 101+101L or
BIOL 171+171L
Human Biology (3) or
Biology for Non-Majors (3) and lab (1)
Intro to Biology (3) and lab (1)
ANTH 215
Biological Anthropology (3)
Biological Anthropology lab (1)
  Campus Credits 7-8
University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu
ANTH 181/281 Field Archaeology 3
ANTH 384 Human Skeletal Biology 3
ANTH 384 L Human Skeletal Biology lab 1
ANTH 415 Human Ecological Adaptation 3
ANTH 458 Forensic Anthropology 3
ANTH 460 Advanced Techniques in Forensic Anthropology 3
PUBA 309 Criminal Law and Procedures 3
SSCI/PUBA 490 Practicum 3
  Campus Credits 22
  Total Credits 29-30

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