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Forensic Science

Features of the Program 

Forensic Science is the application of science to legal proceedings. A student pursuing this degree will study Chemistry, Biology, and Forensic Science as well as substantive evidentiary and procedural law.  Forensic science specialists examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis. They may be required to work with blood and other biological fluids, hair, gunshot residue, drugs, fibers, paint and glass. Forensic science specialists also typically are responsible for preparing written reports on their findings, serving as expert witnesses in court hearings, and conducting research regarding new technologies, equipment, and techniques.

Requirements for Forensic Science Majors 

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 130 semester credit hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall in the courses listed below. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Husson University. At least 15 credits must be earned in Husson Forensic Science courses.

CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety3
CJ 221Criminalistics3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure3
CJ 333Computer Forensics3
CJ 341Investigations3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 410Criminal Justice Internship3-9
CJ 491Forensic Science I4
CJ 492Forensic Science II4
CJ 493Forensic Seminar4

B.S. Forensic Science majors must achieve a C or better in all lab science courses (designated with SC) and all labs (designated with SL) in order to complete the major requirements.