Forensic Science Field Studies
Join us for the 2013 Criminal Justice-Forensic Science Field Study to Quebec, Canada, held in conjunction with Notre Dame de Foy College and College Francois Xavier Garneau.
The world we live in is seemingly becoming smaller each day. We are experiencing improved global awareness and communications with worldwide human dilemmas coming not only into our classroom but into our homes via international news. More feasible economic travel possibilities permit us to erase borders. What was once different worlds became different states; then, different communities. We have come to understand that what happens to our neighbors has a direct or indirect bearing on our daily lives. As such, it is increasingly important that students learn about international relationships and the cultural diversity of people and governments other than their own.
This course, by design, exposes students to a variety of cultures, government, and peoples different from their own.
International Criminal Justice-Forensic Science Field Study is an opportunity for students to study international criminal justice systems. Students will be exposed to various agencies such as forensic scientists, police, courts, and the correctional systems as well as the juvenile justice of other countries and/or territories. The learning environments will be at Notre-Dame-de-Foy College, Laval University, and Department of Police Techniques, located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Studying Canadian Justice System will include the police, scientists, national, provincial, and other courts, corrections, juvenile programs, as well as the academic program at the site program.
7 - 15 March 2013
Students will earn three (3) credit hours for participation in CJ 480CA, FSC 497CA, CJ 580CA, or FSC 580CA.
Download a copy of the course syllabus
$2,499* undergraduate/$2,699* graduate
Cost includes round-trip airfare, international student identification card, lodging, and ground transportation in Canada.
*This cost is based on a student enrolled full-time at The University of Southern Mississippi in the spring 2013 semester. Any applicants not meeting this requirement would incur an additional tuition cost. Contact International Programs for assistance.
Completed online application, with $250 deposit, will be accepted until 19 January 2013, space permitting. Southern Miss will acknowledge receipt of applications and students will be informed of their registration status. The balance of fees will be due on 26 January 2013. Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Students may apply at any time prior to the deadline and are urged to apply early.
The Forensic Science Field Studies program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office before requesting a Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the University's Financial Aid Office.
Honors College students and Golden Key members may qualify for a travel award. Students who qualify for both may only apply one to the cost of the program. In these cases, the highest award will be applied to the cost of your program.
For payment, registration and application information contact:
The Office of International Programs
118 College Drive #5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
For program/course information contact:
Dr. Dean Bertram
Arthell Kelly Hall 103
Field Study Highlights
Representative Programme Elements
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Palasi de Justice de Quebec
- Quebec City Police Ville de Quebec
- Canadian Customs
- Donnacona Prison
- Military Academy La Citadelle
- Notre Dame de Foy College
- College Francois Xavier Garneau
- Providential Police Academy at Nicolet
- Assemblee Nationale
- Tour of Quebec City
- Tour of Chateau Frontenac
- Waterfall hike
- Ferry ride
- Visit maple sugar shacks
- Day trip to the City of Ottowa (includes changing of the guards)