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Sample Forensic Biology Curriculum

First Year
Fall CR Spring CR
FYS150 - First Year Seminar 3 Social Science 3
BIO101/101L General Biology I 4 BIO102/102L General Biology II 4
CHE111/111L General Chemistry I 4 CHE113/113L General Chemistry II 4
ENG150 Literature & Writing 3 English Literature 3
MAT115 Pre-Calculus ** 3 MAT145 Basic Calculus 4
  14 (17)   18
 
Second Year
Fall CR Spring CR
PHI225 Applied Ethics 3 MAT205 Statistics 3
BIO202/202L Physiology 4 FOR Genetics * 4
CHE220/220L Organic Chemistry I 4 CHE240/240L Organic Chemistry II 4
HIS101 World Civilizations 3 HIS102 World Civilizations 3
Fine Arts 3 FOR201 Forensic Science Survey * 4
  17   17
 
Third Year
Fall CR Spring CR
PHY121/121L Elements of Physics I 4 PHY122/122L Elements of Physics II 4
Theology - Scripture 3 BIO330/330L Biochemistry or BIO319/319L Cell Biology 4
FOR - Introduction to Law * 2 Fine Arts 3
COM105 Fundamentals of Speech 3 FOR Electives 4-5
FOR - Professional Practices * 2 FOR Expert Witness Testimony * 2
PHI205 Philosophy of Human Nature 3   17 - 18
  17    
 
Fourth Year
Fall CR Spring CR
FOR - Quality Assurance / Quality Control * 2 FOR Electives 5 - 8
FOR Elective 5 - 7 Social Science 3
Theology - Systematics 3 Foreign Language 3
THE425 Social Issues 3 FOR Elective 3
Foreign Language 3    
  16 - 18   14 - 17

Total Credits 128(131)

* Required Forensic Science Class

Forensic Electives must equal 18 hrs – select from: Microscopy with Lab (2), Trace Evidence with Lab (3), Toxicology (2), Biological Evidence (2), Advanced Criminalistics I (2), Advanced Criminalistics II (2), Evidence and Statistics I (1), Microbiology (4), Molecular Genetics (4), Biological Literature (3), Research