Bachelor of Science in Forensic Sciences (FS)

The Forensic Sciences degree program requires the completion of a curriculum with three components: Core (Track D), Pre- Major, and Major requirements.

Core Curriculum

All students enrolled in the Forensic Sciences degree program must complete the Core Curriculum for Track D, as listed in their respective Catalog Year.

Pre-Major Curriculum

62 to 63 credit hours; 26 courses to include the following:

course number

course name

credits

BC 360/L

Biochemistry I 

3/1 Semester hours

BC 215/L

Cellular and Organismal Biology I 

3/1 Semester hours

BC 216/L

Cellular and Organismal Biology II 

3/1 Semester hours

CH 203/L

General Chemistry I 

3/1 Semester hours

CH 204/L

General Chemistry II 

3/1 Semester hours

CH 323/L

Organic Chemistry I 

4/1 Semester hours

CH 324/L

Organic Chemistry II 

4/1 Semester hours

CH 334/L

Analytical Chemistry 

3/1 Semester hours

CH 430L

Instrumental Analysis 

2 Semester hours

CJ 223

Introduction to Law 

3 Semester hours

CJ 424

Criminal Procedures 

3 Semester hours

CJ 426

Courtroom Advocacy in Criminal Justice 

3 Semester hours

MA 210

Calculus I 

4 Semester hours

PHY 251/L

University Physics I 

4/1 Semester hours

PHY 252/L

University Physics II 

4/1 Semester hours

MA 211

Calculus II

4 Semester hours

OR

MA 331

Introduction to Probability and Statistics 

3 Semester hours

Major Curriculum

29 credit hours, 13 courses to include the following:

course number

course name

credits

FS 230

Forensic Sciences 

3 Semester hours

FS 333L

Physical Forensic Sciences Laboratory 

1 Semester hours

FS 340/L

Crime Scene Investigation 

3/1 Semester hours

FS 430/L

Forensic Chemistry 

3/1 Semester hours

FS 450

Forensic Anthropology 

3 Semester hours

FS 455

Medicolegal Death Investigation 

3 Semester hours

FS 460/L

Forensic Taphonomy 

3/1 Semester hours

FS 487

Internship 

3 Semester hours

FS 490

Seminar 

1 Semester hours

FS 491

Professional Skills for Forensic Scientists 

3 Semester hours