BS in Forensic Sciences

The following courses are required for the completion of the degree:

  1. Twelve (12) credit hours of humanities courses which must include: (See sample course sequence.)
    An English literature course3
    HIST 131History of the United States: Colonial to 18653
    or HIST 132 History of the United States Since 1865
    A fine arts course3
    An advanced further study course3
    Total Credit Hours12
  2. Seven (7) credit hours of general electives.
  3. Seventy-six (76) credit hours of coursework for the major including:
    CHEM 523Analytical Chemistry4
    CHEM 524Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis4
    CHEM 531Organic Chemistry I5
    CHEM 532Organic Chemistry II5
    CHEM 661Introductory Biochemistry3
    BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology5
    BIOL 330General Microbiology5
    BIOL 419Genetics4
    BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
    ANTH 101
    ANTH 106
    Biological Anthropology
    and Biological Anthropology Lab
    4
    ANTH 557Human Osteology3
    ANTH 600Forensic Anthropology3
    PSY 111General Psychology3
    PSY 301Psychological Statistics3
    PSY 544Abnormal Psychology3
    CJ 315Criminal Law3
    CJ 420Criminal Evidence3
    FS 450Forensic Identification of Marijuana1
    FS 451Forensic Identification of Narcotics and Other Illicit Substances1
    FS 452Forensic Toxicology Alcohol1
    FS 453Forensic Serology1
    FS 454Fingerprint Development and Analysis1
    FS 455Forensic Arson Analysis1
    FS 498Seminar in Forensic Sciences Techniques I3
    FS 499Seminar in Forensic Sciences Techniques II3
    Total Credit Hours76

Minimum Requirements

CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
CHEM 212General Chemistry II5
CHEM 531Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 532Organic Chemistry II5
CHEM 523Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 524Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis4
CHEM 661Introductory Biochemistry3
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology5
BIOL 330General Microbiology5
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
ANTH 101
ANTH 106
Biological Anthropology
and Biological Anthropology Lab
4
ANTH 557Human Osteology3
ANTH 600Forensic Anthropology3
PSY 111General Psychology3
PSY 301Psychological Statistics3
PSY 544Abnormal Psychology3
CJ 315Criminal Law3
CJ 420Criminal Evidence3
FS 450Forensic Identification of Marijuana1
FS 451Forensic Identification of Narcotics and Other Illicit Substances1
FS 452Forensic Toxicology Alcohol1
FS 453Forensic Serology1
FS 454Fingerprint Development and Analysis1
FS 455Forensic Arson Analysis1
FS 498Seminar in Forensic Sciences Techniques I3
FS 499Seminar in Forensic Sciences Techniques II3
Total Credit Hours94

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credit Hours
MATH 111 College Algebra 3
ENGL 101 College English I 3
BIOL 210 General Biology I 4
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
ENGL 102 College English II 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
BIOL 211 General Biology II 4
CHEM 212 General Chemistry II 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester 3
HIST 131
History of the United States: Colonial to 1865
or History of the United States Since 1865
3
PSY 111 General Psychology 3
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
CHEM 531 Organic Chemistry I 5
FS 450 Forensic Identification of Marijuana 1
FS 451 Forensic Identification of Narcotics and Other Illicit Substances 1
 Credit Hours18
Semester 4
Fine Arts course 3
English Literature course 3
BIOL 330 General Microbiology 5
CHEM 532 Organic Chemistry II 5
FS 452 Forensic Toxicology Alcohol 1
 Credit Hours17
Semester 5
Humanities advanced I&P course 3
ANTH 101
ANTH 106
Biological Anthropology
and Biological Anthropology Lab
4
BIOL 419 Genetics 4
CHEM 523 Analytical Chemistry 4
FS 453 Forensic Serology 1
 Credit Hours16
Semester 6
ANTH 557 Human Osteology 3
BIOL 420 Molecular Cell Biology 4
CHEM 524 Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis 4
CJ 420 Criminal Evidence 3
FS 454 Fingerprint Development and Analysis 1
FS 455 Forensic Arson Analysis 1
 Credit Hours16
Semester 7
ANTH 600 Forensic Anthropology 3
CHEM 661 Introductory Biochemistry 3
PSY 301 Psychological Statistics 3
CJ 315 Criminal Law 3
FS 498 Seminar in Forensic Sciences Techniques I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
PSY 544 Abnormal Psychology 3
FS 499 Seminar in Forensic Sciences Techniques II 3
General electives 7
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours125