CSI and Forensic Science Program

Grades 7-9

PROGRAM DATES: June 24-29, 2018


Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Apply early!


The CSI and Forensic Science program at Michigan State University is a residential and commuter program. The curriculum is intended for academically able students who are currently in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade (during the 2017-18 school year). Students will be working in a university setting with professionals who work in the field of forensic science.

Forensic science is the application of science for the purposes of law. Students, through a variety of educational presentations and hands-on experiences, will learn how their acquired scientific knowledge can be applied to criminal investigation. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to apply their creativity and investigative skills working as a CSI with real crime scene equipment on several mock crime scenes.

Program Schedule


1:00-2:30 pm Registration at the residential hall
3:00-4:00 pm Orientation for students, parents, faculty, and staff

Monday - Friday

9:00 am-5:00 pm Classes held Monday - Friday

Friday evening

Around 5:00 pm Check-Out and Closing Ceremony

Daily Schedule

7:00 am Wake up
7:45 am Breakfast
8:30-11:00 am Academic class/lecture
11:15 am Lunch
12:30-4:30 pm Academic classes/fieldwork
5:30 pm Dinner for residential & Extended Day students
6:30-9:30 pm Group activity for residential students
10:30 pm All students in rooms/lights out