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Learn about crime scene investigations, the forensic science field and more

High school students are invited to experience a four-day summer day camp July 16-19, 2019 on Point Park University's campus.

Point Park University professors with years of experience in their chosen fields instruct students daily on the topics of intelligence studies, criminal evidence, crime scene investigation, trace evidence, hair analysis, crime prosecution and more.The camp teaches students about the fields of forensic science, criminal justice, intelligence and national security and the job opportunities available with each of these disciplines.

CSI Camp Schedule

The camp runs each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a combination of lecture, student interaction and hands-on experiences including:

  • Pictured is Professor Mike Botta with students at the 2018 CSI Summer Camp. Photo by Brandy Richey.Crime scene house processing and evidence lab
  • Ethics in criminal justice
  • Hair analysis lab
  • Impression evidence lab
  • Intelligence and national security
  • Fingerprint lab
  • "Forensic Jeopardy"
  • Mock trial
  • Certificate presentations … and more!

Check out the web feature story on the 2018 CSI Summer Camp at Point Park University.


The total cost for the four-day camp is $175 and includes lunch each day in the Point Park Lawrence Hall dining room, a CSI t-shirt and lab supplies.

The 2019 CSI Summer Camp currently has a waiting list. Please contact Edward Strimlan, M.D., at or 412-392-4756 to be added to the list.

More Information

Out-of-town guests: Visit the Area Hotels page for a list of hotels that are convenient to both the University and major traffic routes. Also, check out the About Pittsburgh page to learn about what this world-class city has to offer.

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