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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.

FOR201L Forensic Science Laboratory Techniques (1)
Concurrent requisite: 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.

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.

FOR203 Introduction to Law (2)
Prerequisite: BIO 102 or CHE 113. Teaches the key aspects of the legal system and will help students to understand the need to produce sound scientific data. The course will cover topics from indictments, pre-trial motions, jury selection, courtroom procedures, verdicts, and appeals. Admissibility of evidence will also be discussed.

FOR204 Expert Witness (2)
Prerequisite: BIO 102 or CHE 113. Teaches the key components of expert witness testimony and will help students to understand the need to produce sound scientific data using appropriate standards and controls, written procedures, and method validation regardless of their field of employment.

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 Senior Research (1-3)
Prerequisite: CHE 304 and departmental permission. The senior research project represents the integrative culmination of the student's work in the study of chemistry. The research initiated in CHE 304 is extended through the final year of study in this course. Oral and written reports are required at least once each semester. The research topic and the number of credit hours earned are contracted with the advisor prior to registration. Cross-listed as CHE 411.

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.