Suggested quantitative analysis course(s) for fingerprint specialist?

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Many job descriptions I see have requirements similar to this:

... completion of a Bachelor of Science degree which has included at least 20 semester hours in science laboratory courses such as biochemistry, chemistry, physics, biology, criminalistics, forensic science, or a closely related field. At least 3 semester units in quantitative analysis is required...

I have (or will have soon) the 20 hours in forensic science. However, what I will not have is the 3 semester units in quantitative analysis.

If I want to specialize in fingerprints, what would be a good course (or courses) to take in addition to my other coursework?

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Re: Suggested quantitative analysis course(s) for fingerprint specialist?

I'm not quite sure the classes offered at your college, but at my college had 3 different classes specifically for fingerprint analysis (Fingerprints with Lab, Fingerprint Analysis, and Basic Fingerprint Classification). One of the classes actually gave you the IAI ten-print certification which is great to have under your belt.  See if you're school has anything like this and if not see if other schools near you offers a program to get certified.  Hope this helps.

Good Luck!
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Re: Suggested quantitative analysis course(s) for fingerprint specialist?

Thanks for answering me! I thought it would never happen.  

We do have fingerprint labs/classes - none of them seem to satisfy the quantitative aspect. I love the idea of a class that gives you an IAI cert! Brilliant.

I did finally recall that in grad school I took statistics and quantitative geography. The geo may not be ideal, but at least it's quantitative. I'm sure I'll be looking for something more relevant at some point.

Thanks.