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The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides students the opportunity to select either a track in biology or chemistry while pursuing courses in criminal justice. This approach provides both the applied and  theoretical knowledge for our students so that they are qualified and prepared to pursue a variety of careers in forensics.
 
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science must satisfy the University Core Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Core requirements, the required major courses based on track selection (biology or chemistry), a 2 semester math sequence, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours.
 
Requirements in the Major – Biology Track
(Students in this track cannot declare a double major, minor or core concentration in Biology)
BIO 103/L & BIO 104/L Biology I & II and Labs
BIO 200 Genetics and Lab
BIO 215/L & BIO 216/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Labs
BIO 230 Microbiology and Lab
BIO 340 Biotechnology and Lab
CHEM 191/L & CHEM 192/L Principles of Chemistry I & II and Labs
CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJS 210 Law of Evidence
CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the Courts
CJS 405 Criminal Investigations
NATSC 226 Forensic Science and Lab
and

a minimum of five (5) Forensic Science Electives which may include FSI 430 – Special Topics in Forensic Science

Requirements in Other Departments

Select one (1) of the following statistics courses:
Math 124 or Math 207 or Math 315
and complete
Math 213/Lab    Calculus I and Lab

Requirements in the Major – Chemistry Track
(Students in this track cannot take CHEM 450 as the CHEM elective)
(Students in this track cannot minor in Chemistry or double major
with the B.A. in Chemistry or the B.A. in Environmental Chemistry)

CHEM 191/L & CHEM 192/L Principles of Chemistry I & II and Labs
CHEM 301/L & CHEM 302/L Organic Chemistry I & II and Labs
CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry and Lab
CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab
CHEM 390 Biochemistry and Lab
CHEM elective  
PHYS 109/L & PHYS 110/L Physics I & II and Labs
BIO 103/L Biology I and lab
CJS 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJS 210 Law of Evidence
CJS 320 Criminal and Civil Procedure in the Courts
CJS 405 Criminal Investigations
NATSC 226 Forensic Science and Lab
and
and
 
a minimum of five (5) Forensic Science Electives
which may include FSI 430 – Special Topics in Forensic Science

Requirements in Other Departments

Select one (1) of the following statistics courses
Math 124 or Math 207 or Math 315
and complete
Math 213/Lab     Calculus I and Lab.