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.


Leeward Community College    
BIOL 100 Human Biology (3)
or BIOL 101 Biology for Non-Majors (3)
 and BIOL 101L Biology for Non-Majors Lab (1)
or BIOL 171 Intro to Biology (3)
 and BIOL 171L  Intro to Biology Lab (1)    3-4

ANTH 215 Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 215L   Biological Anthropology Lab (1)

University of Hawai‘i –West O‘ahu    
ANTH 181/381  Field Archaeology    3
ANTH 384   Human Skeletal Biology    3
ANTH 384L  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

Total Credits:    29-30

Program Coordinator Jennifer Byrnes
Phone 689-2394

Leeward CC Contact Weirong Cai
Phone 455-0306