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Bachelor of Science, Forensic Major (B.S.)

Forensic science is an interdisciplinary major and does not require an additional minor to be completed. The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with forensic major are a minimum of 56 credit hours in forensic science and related courses and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Core Courses (15 credits)
FSC 140 Introduction to Forensic Science
FSC 220 Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
ISC 312 Junior Seminar
ISC 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research

C. Related Discipline Requirements (13 credits)
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 330 Criminal Behavior
CJ 380 Criminal Law
PSY/SOC 305 Introductory Statistics

D. Area of Concentration
Students completing a Forensic Science major must concentrate in a specific area below. Students are not awarded a minor in the same field as their forensic science concentration.

Forensic Biology (28 credits)
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 257 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 360 Biochemistry
CHM 140 General Chemistry I
CHM 241 General Chemistry II
CHM 325 Organic Chemistry I
FSC 385 Forensic Biology

Forensic Chemistry (28 credits)
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
CHM 140 General Chemistry I
CHM 241 General Chemistry II
CHM 325 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 326 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 390 Laboratory Analysis
FSC 440 Forensic Chemistry

E. Recommended elective courses:
BIO 321 Microbiology
BIO 490 Cell and Molecular Biology
PHY 285 Physics I: Mechanics & Sound
PHY 286 Physics II: Electricity & Light