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FOR201 Forensic Science Survey (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 113/113L, BIO 101/101L, BIO 102/102L. A survey course covering crime scene investigation and analysis of evidence. Some of the types of evidence examined will include DNA analysis, drug identification and analysis, hair/fiber identification and analysis, fingerprints, biological fluids and serology, and firearms.

FOR202 Forensic Evidence and Legal Issues (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 113 and BIO 102. Topics of this course include ethical issues relating to the expert witness, qualifications of scientific experts, and elements of courtroom testimony for the expert witness. Videotaping of testifying in mock courtroom situations will also be included.

FOR301 Forensic Science Laboratory Techniques (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 240/240L, FOR 201. An introduction to the application of scientific methods for the examination of physical evidence in the criminal justice system, as well as an overview of the forensic analysis of firearms, fingerprints, drugs, blood, hair, fibers, paint, glass, and arson debris.

FOR401 Forensic Science Internship (1-3)
Course requirement: Senior status in program. Students will complete an internship at a crime laboratory.

FOR402 Forensic Science Internship (1-3)
Course requirement: Senior status in program. Students will complete an internship at a crime laboratory.

FOR411 Physical Methods in Forensic Science (3)
Course Requirement: Senior status in program. Students will apply chemical instrumentation to separate, identify, and compare drugs, paint, glass, fiber, and other materials associated with crime scenes.

FOR412 Microscopy (3)
Course Requirement: Senior status in program. An introduction to microscopic analysis, including identification and characterization of materials such as glass, hair, fibers, paint, and soil.