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University hosts CSI@CSU for high school students

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CSI @ CSUCharleston Southern University will host the fourth annual CSI@CSU summer camp June 16-20 on campus. The week-long camp is designed for high school students grades 9-12.

Students attending CSI@CSU will complete classroom lectures, participate in hands-on crime scene investigation; work in small groups and individually. The program is taught by Charleston Southern University criminal justice professors, members of the Charleston Police CSI team, Berkeley, Dorchester and North Charleston police departments and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

“CSI@CSU is an opportunity for prospective students interested in crime scene investigation as a career to work hand in hand with today’s local crime scene techs,” said CSU professor Alan Fix.

As part of the program, the instructors will stage a mock crime scene with assistance from camp instructors and CSU criminal justice students.

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“A lot of our students, and campers, watch CSI and they think that’s how the real world is” said Dr. Marc Embler, during a recent interview with ABC News 4 Lowcountry Live. “There’s some truth to that, but for the most part they’re going to learn that’s it’s really not like television.”

For more information, visit CharlestonSouthern.edu/csicamp or call Alan Fix, assistant professor of criminal justice, at 843-863-7763.


  • Complete the Application and Pay Online
  • Limited to 40 Participants
  • Registration: $150.00

Charleston Southern University/Science Bldg. Room 125 Campers must arrive on campus of Charleston Southern University between 8:45 and 9 each morning. Campers will report to the Science Building Room 125. CSI Campers must be picked up promptly after class is dismissed at 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by noon on Friday.



Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.

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