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Forensic Science (4)

The Forensic Science Department has three major objectives: (1) to provide a strong interdisciplinary forensic science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering forensic-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in chemistry, biology, math and physics others who may require this major; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology and an ability to apply scientific knowledge to solve real-life problems.
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French (4)

You will be interested in a French minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A French minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.

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Forensic Science Overview


Criminologist • Doctor • Educator • Field Technician • Government Agent • Laboratory Technician • Lawyer • Odontologist • Pathologist • Forensic Anthropologist Writer Other careers: Engineer, Toxicologist, Behavior Scientist, Questioned document expert, Crime Scene Technician, Forensic Entomologist, Forensic DNA expert, Medical examiner, Trace Evidence Expert, Forensic Computer Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Forensic Nurse


The Forensic Science Department has two major objectives: (1) to provide a strong interdisciplinary forensic science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering forensic-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in chemistry, biology, math and physics others who may require this major.


The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science is designed for both students who want a career in forensic laboratories in police departments, district attorney’s offices, regional and state agencies, DEA, ATF, FBI, USPS, SS, CIA and United States Fish and Wildlife Services, medical examiners office, private companies, and for occupations that require a moderate training in chemistry combined with training in one or more other areas.


As a forensic science student you will have a wide variety of excellent career opportunities available to you: foren­sic-related jobs with government departments at the federal, state, and local level. Forensic science majors also often pursue advanced work in graduate schools as well as medical school. A forensic science background is also valuable to you if you major in the health sciences (nutrition, clinical chemistry, and industrial hygiene).


Academic Performance

Only required courses with a grade no lower than a C can be applied to fulfill the Forensic Science major.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher in order to graduate with a BS degree in Forensic Science.

Sigma Zeta National Honor Society

Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society.  It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926.  Today, more than forty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States.  The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics.  Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

Transfer Student Information:

All science courses from any other college that are older than 6 years must be repeated. For science courses from a community college, students must achieve a B or higher to be transferred in for science course equivalency.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All forensic science majors must take ISC 312 as their writing intensive course. 


Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. The awards are American Chemistry Society for outstanding chemistry major, Rubber Chemical Award for the highest achieving GPA in General Chemistry 1 and 2, and Outstanding Graduating Senior.

Credit by examination

Credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experiences are other features of the program. Permission of the department head is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.


Program Offering


The B.S. in Forensic Science program is primarily a day program, some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule. Students should complete an internship in their Junior or Senior year.  Students must obtain their own internship.  The Department will assist students as much as possible in obtaining this position.  Students may take the internship for credit or as a noncredit option.

Faculty Bios

gralewski001 webTim Gralewski received a Master of Fine Art degree with a concentration in printmaking from Eastern Michigan University. He currently teaches graphic design and printmaking at Marygrove College.




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Mary Lou Greene, Chair of the Department, holds an MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University and has many awards, grants, and scholarships to her credit as well as being represented in several private art collections. Greene teaches foundations, printmaking, special topics, arts and activism, and art history and is the Director of the Institute for Arts Infused Education. Greene regularly exhibits and presents workshops/lectures on a national level and has published several papers and articles on the arts and research in the arts. 


hagedorn001 webChristine Hagedorn received a BFA in printmaking from Wayne State University and an MFA in sculpture from Eastern Michigan University. Hagedorn currently shows with the Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI; the G. R. N'Namdi in Detroit, MI; and the B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville, KY. She has taught Introduction to Studio, Materials and Crafts, and 3D Design. 




 jim lutomski webJames Lutomski has a BFA in sculpture and an MFA in ceramics from Wayne State University and has taught at Marygrove for over 30 years. Acting as a glaze consultant, Lutomski has led numerous national and international workshops. He is currently developing a book on Cone 6 ceramic glazes and clay surfaces.




Pate001 webMichelle Pate LLPC, ATR-BC holds an MA in community counseling and is a board certified art therapist from Wayne State University. Pate is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College. She teaches Introduction to Art Therapy and currently works with autistic children as well as individuals in a day treatment eating disorder clinic.




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Roumen Boudev holds an MFA in painting from the National Academy of Arts–Sofia, Bulgaria. An award–winning artist with several recognitions from the U.S., Europe and Asia, Boudev is the 1st Prize winner of the 40th Annual Michigan Exhibition -2013. Boudev has 25 individual exhibitions in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and privately held artwork in 26 countries. Boudev teaches painting, drawing and art history courses.


French Overview

Potential Careers:

Teacher, Translator, Study Abroad Advisor, Bilingual Assistant. Customer Representative, Court & School Mediator . Foreign Service Worker . Technical or Media Writer. Editor. Proof-Reader . Court Reporter, Research Analyst, Consultant, Health Care Representative/ Patient Advocate, Personal Banker, Manager, Linguist


You will be interested in a French minor if you want to teach or work in a multicultural environment. A French minor can also prepare you for graduate school in many fields.

You will be interested in a French Translation Certificate if you have advanced French proficiency and plan to pursue a translation career. This curriculum will prepare you for the American Translators Association (ATA) certificate exam. You can also pursue this certificate if you wish to communicate more effectively in a multilingual work environment.


A French minor consists of 20 total credit hours. By completing a minor in French, you will:

  • Gain broad knowledge pertaining to the history and culture of France as well as French Canada, Francophone Africa, and the Caribbean.
  • Achieve competence in the four areas of language learning and acquisition: writing, reading, understanding, and speaking.
  • Gain an understanding of topics such as the literature, history, popular culture, art, and social issues of the French-speaking world.
  • Apply what you have learned in the classroom by living in a French-speaking country, interning in a French-speaking environment, or taking part in a similar immersion experience.

The Translation Certificate Program

This program is a five-course sequence taught online that will provide you with training to translate from French into English. You will also gain some familiarity with oral interpretation, and you will have the opportunity to complete an intern­ship.

You can seek admission to the Translation Certificate program if you have completed at least third-year college French classes, or if you have native or near-native reading and writing proficiency in French and English. A placement exam and an interview with the Program Director is also required to complete the admission process.

Translation workshops are open to all qualified students, including native and heritage speakers. Enrollment in a degree program is not necessary for these classes.


  1. FRE 150 and FRE 151 can be used to fulfill general education requirements. Credit earned for FRE 150 and 151 cannot be applied toward a French minor.
  2. Advanced Placement and CLEP credit in French can be applied toward the elective hours needed to complete a minor. You can receive up to 12 hours of credit. A language proficiency exam is required to be placed in courses FRE 250 and administered by the Program Director.
  3. If you are placed into FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition, you must still complete the 20 credits required for a minor in French; you will not receive credit for FRE 250 or FRE 251.
  4. French 300- and 400-level courses are taught online.
  5. First-hand Language Experience. You will find that you will get the most out of your language program if you take every opportunity to speak French and to immerse yourself in French-speaking cultures. You can earn French credit while studying overseas through Marygrove’s Study Abroad program. Work and volunteer abroad opportunities, summer jobs, and work/study placements can also put you in touch with French-speaking people. To earn a French minor, you are encouraged to participate in an approved study abroad program in a French-speaking country, or approved equivalent.


Fine Arts Minor


The fine arts minor consists of 24 hours of course work selected from at least three of the following areas–art, art history, music, dance and theater. Please note that classes in your major cannot be counted toward the fine arts minor.


French Course Descriptions

FRE 150 Elementary French I                               3 hours

Term 1 and 2. General Education option

Introduction to the French language and culture using the four skills approach – understanding, speaking, reading, and writing – with an emphasis on communi­cation.

FRE 151 Elementary French II                              3 hours

Prerequisites: FRE 150 or placement. Term 2. General

Education option

Continued development of basic grammar as well as oral and written communicative skills. Further explora­tion of French and Francophone cultures.

FRE 250 Intermediate French I                               4 hours

Prerequisites: FRE 151 or placement. Term 1

Continued development of language skills, especially of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions for oral use. Further practice with reading and writing. Greater ap­preciation for Francophone culture.

FRE 251 Intermediate French II                           4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 250 or placement. Term 2

Continued development of language skills and multicultural competence. More advanced grammar, conversation, and composition. Reading of a variety of short texts.

FRE 310 Business French - online                                    4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent. Term varies

Practical guide to acquiring oral and written linguistic competence in French in a variety of business and work situations. Conducted in French.

FRE 320 Conversational French                           4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent. Term varies

Development of oral language skills at the intermedi­ate/advanced level. Conducted in French.

FRE 325 Francophone Culture & Civilization - online      4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term varies

European literature, expressive arts, and cultural values. Cultural impact of European colonialism. Conducted in French.

FRE 335 Caribbean Humanities                            3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term varies. Expressive arts and cultural values of the Carib­bean, focusing on the African Diaspora. Conducted in French.

FRE 347 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and   Language Acquisition- online                                                                                   3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or placement. Term Varies.

Strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in language acquisition. First half of the course will prepare the student for field-based experi­ence. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons. Student must take Oral Proficiency Interview after this course.

FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition - online            4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or placement. Term 1.

Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation based on a variety of cultural and literary selections from the Francophone world. Conducted in French.

FRE 351 Introduction to Francophone Literature- online      4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2

Representative readings of Francophone literature, with an emphasis on twentieth-century authors. Conversation and composition, and advanced grammar review, conducted in French.

FRE 400 Principles of Translation - online                          3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 1

Introduction to the Translation Certificate programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. Survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation; methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer; professional component including an overview of career opportunities and current practices. Course taught in English. Taught online

FRE 401        Translation Workshop I - online                                                                                     3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 1

Translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. Includes an overview of the French language and a contrastive analysis of the two linguistic systems. Also introduces the interpretation process.

Taught online.

FRE 402                          Translation Workshop II - online                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2

Continuation of Translation Workshop I. Also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts from French into English and practice tests from the American Translators Association. Taught online.

FRE 403                          Business Translation Workshop    - online                                                                                       3 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350 or equivalent. Term 2

Translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions. Taught online.

FRE 488                          Cooperative Field Experience                                                                                                         4 hours

Prerequisites: For translation, FRE 400, 401, 402, and 403; for other bilingual field experience, FRE 350. Term varies

Opportunity for supervised field experience and preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRE 491                          Independent Study - online                                                                                              1-4 hours

Prerequisite: FRE 350. Term varies

Enrichment of a regular course or research project.


Forensic Science Course Descriptions

FSC 140  Introduction to Forensic Science 4 hours
Term: Fall

Forensic science is the application of science to the law and encompasses various scientific disciplines. This course will introduce various methodologies and applications used in the forensic context. Topics dis­cussed include organic and inorganic chemical analy­ses of physical evidence, principles of serology and DNA analysis, identification of fresh and decomposed human remains, ballistics, fingerprint analysis, facial reconstruction, drug analysis, and forensic entomology.

FSC 220 Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Analysis 4 hours
Prerequisite: FSC 140;            Term: Winter, offered alternative years

This course is designed to provide students with the basic theoretical and philosophical understanding of the investigatory process as well as fundamental investigation techniques such as crime scene analysis, collection, preservation, and testing of evidence, modus operandi, use of technology, types of evidence, and the science of criminalistics. Analysis of problems encountered in interviewing, interrogating, evidence collection, and admissibil­ity will be examined. Application of investigation theories to the administration of justice will also be developed. Laboratory course.

FSC 385 Forensic Biology 4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150  Term: Winter; Fee: yes; offered alternative years

Study of hereditary material, its biological, chemical and physical nature. Transmission and function will be em­phasized. Students will become versed in the tools of human molecular genetic analysis, the nature of DNA and its applications.  Laboratory course.  

FSC 388 Cooperative Field Experience  1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, forensic science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advi­sor,

co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

FSC 410 Special Topics 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHM 325; FSC 240         Term: Fall, alternate years

Selected topics and issues in forensic science as chosen by the instructor

FSC 440  Forensic  Chemistry 4 hours
Prerequisite: CHM 252; FSC 140 Term: Winter; Fee: yes; offered alternate years

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the chemical aspects of forensic science as it applies to criminal investigation and labo­ratory preparation. This course looks at the instrumentation and chemistry associated with crimes. We will look at how the instrumentation is used, what type of evidence it can process, how to read the results and the properties of the chemical evidence. This course will also study the general principles and fundamentals of forensic toxicology, poisons, action, toxicity, postmortem characteristics, samples required for toxicological analysis and methods of collection, methods of preservation and analysis. Chemical, toxicological and pathological characteristics of commonly abused drugs, including the following: ethanol, barbiturates, narcotics, stimulants, and hallucinogens. Details of the methods employed for analysis, such as color test, Chromatography (GC, GLC, HPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), GC-MS. Laboratory course.

FSC 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; biology major or minor; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

French Minor

Required Courses

Students must complete each of the following courses with a grade of C or better.

FRE 250    Intermediate French I *

FRE 251    Intermediate French II *

FRE 325    Francophone Culture & Civilization**     - online


FRE 335    Caribbean Studies

FRE 350    Advanced Grammar and Composition**- online

FRE 351    Introduction to Francophone Literature**- online

*   These courses are counted as electives toward Teacher Certification

** FRE 325, and FRE 347 are mandatory for Teacher Certification.

Students must complete three additional credit hours, with a grade of C or better, from among the following courses:

FRE 310    Business French- online

FRE 320    Conversational French

FRE 401    Translation Workshop I- online

FRE 402    Translation Workshop II- online

FRE 403    Business Translation Workshop- online

FRE 488    Cooperative Field Experience

FRE 491    Independent Study- online

Students seeking Teacher Certification are required to complete FRE 347 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and Language Acquisition as well as an Oral Proficiency Interview before they take their state certification exam.

French Translator Certificiation

Required Courses
Students must complete each of the following courses with a grade of B or better.

FRE 400 Principles of Translation
FRE 401 Translation Workshop I
FRE 402 Translation Workshop II
FRE 403 Business Translation Workshop
FRE 488 Cooperative Field Experience

Fine Arts Minor


The fine arts minor consists of 24 hours of course work selected from three of the following areas: art, art history, music, dance, and theater. If a student is majoring in any one of the listed arts areas, none of those major classes may be counted toward the fine arts minor. Students wishing a fine arts minor should consult an advisor in the music department.


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