B.S. Forensic Science

Students are expected to complete at least 128 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. 

The programmatic outcomes for the B.S. Forensic Science are:

  1. Students will understand how forensic science fits within the criminal justice system.
  2. Students will be able to process a crime scene
  3. Students will apply decision-making techniques, using quantitative and qualitative analysis, and theory to forensic science issues.
  4. Students will apply critical thinking to diversity issues that arise in Criminal Justice
  5. Students will demonstrate leadership skills through effective written and oral communication.
  6. Students will use current technology to access information, analyze and interpret data, and generate reports.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to work with diverse colleagues in team situations.

The following courses are required to complete this Bachelors degree:

General Education Courses
EH 105College Writing3
FS 493Forensic Seminar4
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 180Precalculus with Trigonometry4
PY 111General Psychology3
SC 101Introduction to Nutrition3
or SC 167 Energy and Society
SC 181
SL 181
Chemistry I
and Chemistry Lab I
4
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Literature Elective3
Perspectives Electives 6
Philosophical Elective3
Professional Courses
CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety *3
CJ 221Criminalistics *3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure *3
CJ 235Criminology3
CJ 341Investigations *3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 410Criminal Justice Internship *3
CM 100Speech3
FS 491 Forensic Science 1: Introduction to Crime Analysis3
FS 492Forensic Science II: Introduction to Crime Mapping3
MS 181Calculus with Applications4
PL 200Criminal Law3
SC 182
SL 182
Chemistry II
and Chemistry Lab II
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 271
SL 271
Physics I
and Physics Lab I
4
SC 272
SL 272
Physics II
and Physics Lab II
4
SC 287
SL 287
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
SC 288
SL 288
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
SC 334General Genetics 3
SC 352Biochemistry3
SC 399Topic/ (Biochemical and Molecular Methods)3
SC/CJ Elective6
Total Hours129

Suggested Course Sequence 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 101*3CJ 225*3
EH 1053SC 182
SL 182
4
HE 111***1SC 192
SL 192
4
SC 181
SL 181
4Perspectives Elective 3
SC 191
SL 191
4Perspectives Elective 3
 15 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 2353CJ 341*3
MS 1804CM 1003
SC 101 or 1673MS 1814
SC 287
SL 287
4PY 1113
Literature Elective3SC 288
SL 288
4
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 221*3PL 2003
MS 1323SC 272
SL 272
4
SC 3523SC 3343
SC 271
SL 271
4Historical Elective 3
Philosophical Elective3Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CJ 4003FS 4923
CJ 410*3FS 4934
FS 4913Fine Arts Elective3
SC 399 (Biochemical and Molecular Methods)3SC/CJ Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3SC/CJ Elective 3
 15 16
Total Hours: 129