May 24, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalogue 
    
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Science


Major requirements include:


Forensic Science is the application of science to answer questions of interest in the legal system. The major is based on a core of content in the sciences, specifically chemistry, computer science and mathematics, with additional options in biology and physics. Additional content within the major includes archeology, criminal justice, fine arts, psychology and sociology. The major allows students to focus their studies in the area of Forensic Science or Computer Forensics. Both take common core courses. Forensic Science students take 3 additional courses and Computer Forensic students take 4 additional courses.

Major requirements: Chemistry 130-131, 220, 270, 310; Criminal Justice 101, 212; Computer Science 228; Math option and Fine Arts option.

Course Sequence Outline


Freshman Year


In the Sophomore Year


Forensic Science majors generally take Forensic Chemistry and Computer Forensics.  Depending on initial placement, students will complete the modern or classical language requirement.  The remainder of the schedule is filled with core requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

In the Junior Year


Forensic Science majors generally take the Analytical Chemistry sequence, and complete their Quantitative Reasoning requirement.  Students will choose core requirements, general electives or courses for a minor or double major to complete the schedule

In the Senior Year


Forensic Science majors generally take a Fine Arts option and any remaining major electives.  Students finish any core requirements, general electives or courses for a minor or double major to complete the schedule

Note:


* Computer Forensics option only.

Major Electives