Classes can get up to the $1,000-range, but costs vary depending on the class.
"It is geared mostly to adult learners and professionals that need continued education in their field or are starting a new career or just want to learn something for their own benefit," Kuehn said.
The Forensic Science Initiative at WVU has moved from a research-based program to focusing more on continued education, and many groups use the classes to their advantage.
"Some agencies use the classes as part of their in-house training," Bowen said. "So it's either continued education or training depending on how the agencies want to use it."
Bowen is currently teaching ethics in forensic science and the fibers and textiles for forensic science.
"The thing with my ethics course is that it's now a requirement as part of accreditation for laboratories that the staff member need to have some sort of ethics training," she said.
"Sometimes an entire lab will take the ethics course to get their accreditation."
WVU's Continuing Education is open for registration year-round. Head to continuinged.wvu.edu/spring to browse the course catalogand register.