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

Description

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 59 credit hours in forensic science and related courses and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements

See page 56.

B. Required Core Courses

FSC 140    Introduction to Forensic Science
FSC 220    Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection 
FSC 385    Forensic Biology or 440 Forensic Chemistry
FSC 410     Special Topics in Forensic Science
ISC 312        Junior Seminar
ISC 496A      Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B      Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research

C. Related Discipline Requirement

CJ 110             Introduction to Criminal Justice
PSY/SOC 305     Introductory Statistics
CJ 330             Criminal Behavior
CJ 380             Criminal Law

D.  Area of Concentration
Students completing a forensic Science major must concen­trate in a specific area by selecting at least twenty four hours from one of the following areas.

Forensic Biology:

BIO 150     Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 267     Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
BIO/CHM 360 Biochemistry
CHM 140      General Chemistry 1*: Atoms and Molecules
CHM 241      General Chemistry 2: Equilibrium
CHM 325      Organic Chemistry 1: Structure and Nomenclature

Forensic Chemistry:

CHM 140      General Chemistry 1*: Atoms and Molecules
CHM 241      General Chemistry 2: Equilibrium
CHM 252     Analytical Chemistry
CHM 325      Organic Chemistry 1: Structure and Nomenclature
CHM 326     Organic Chemistry 2:
PHY 252      College Physics 1

Recommended courses:

BIO 321          Microbiology
BIO 490       Cell Biology
MTH 251      Calculus 1
PHY 253    College Physics 2

 

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