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B.S Forensic Science

Students are expected to complete 130 credit hours of course work and related activity in the Bachelor of Science program. This program provides both a strong core of professional courses as well as a varied liberal arts background. The goal of this degree will be to give science and criminal justice students a new educational avenue to pursue and the opportunity to qualify for entry level forensic science positions within crime laboratories, police departments and medical related fields. Students will gain competency in the following areas:

• Forensic Science within the Justice System
• Crime Scene Processing
• Evidence Documentation, Preservation and Packaging
• Systematic and holistic approach to evidence examination
• Presumptive and Confirmatory testing of forensic samples
• Comparison of pattern evidence
• Judicial and Courtroom Procedures
• Research and Analytical Methods

The following courses are required to complete this Bachelors degree:

General Education Courses
CM 100Speech3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 180Precalculus with Trigonometry4
MS 181Calculus with Applications4
PH 110Introduction to Ethics3
PY 111General Psychology3
SC 181
  & SL 181
Chemistry I
   and Chemistry Lab I
4
SC 182
  & SL 181
Chemistry II
   and Chemistry Lab I
4
SC 191
  & SL 191
General Biology I
   and General Biology Lab I
4
SC 192
  & SL 192
General Biology II
   and General Biology Lab II
4
SC 224Research Design3
SC 241
  & SL 241
Microbiology
   and Microbiology Lab
4
SC 271
  & SL 271
Physics I
   and Physics Lab I
4
SC 272
  & SL 272
Physics II
   and Physics Lab II
4
SC 334Genomic Biology3
SC 352Biochemistry3
SC 381
  & SL 381
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
SC 382
  & SL 382
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
SC 394
  & SL 394
Analytical Chemistry
   and Analytical Chemistry Lab
5
SC Science Elective6
SY 201Principles of Sociology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Cult. & Conv. Elective3
Professional Courses
CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety *3
CJ 221Criminalistics *3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure *3
CJ 333Computer Forensics3
CJ 341Investigations *3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 410Criminal Justice Internship *3
CJ 491Forensic Science I4
CJ 492Forensic Science II4
CJ 493Forensic Seminar4
CJ Elective 300 or 400 Level Course3
Co-curricular activity and community service experience are required
Total Hours131

Suggested Course Sequence 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 101*3EH 1243
EH 1233SC 182
  & SL 182
4
SC 181
  & SL 181
4CJ 225*3
SC 191
  & SL 191
4SC 192
  & SL 192
4
HE 111***1SY 2013
 15 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 2003CJ 341*3
MS 1804CM 1003
SC 381
  & SL 381
4MS 1814
Science Elective3PY 1113
Science Elective3SC 382
  & SL 382
4
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 221*3SC 2243
MS 1323SC 272
  & SL 272
4
PH 1103SC 3343
SC 241
  & SL 241
4CJ Elective 300/400 Level3
SC 271
  & SL 271
4Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 4003CJ 3333
CJ 410*3CJ 492*4
CJ 491*4CJ 493*4
SC 394
  & SL 394
5SC 3523
 Fine Arts Elective3
 15 17
Total Hours: 131
*

 "C" or better in all courses marked

***

Course may not be required for degree completion.