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Degree Requirements

The Forensic Science and Technology bachelor’s degree requires a concentration in Biology or Chemistry. The program is modeled after the curriculum recommended by the National Institute of Justice and the American Academy of Forensic Science. The degree is based on the B.A./B.S. degree in Chemistry and the B.A. degree in Biology. Both programs will allow students to work in Forensic Science, Chemistry, or Biology, apply to medical, dental, or veterinary school, or attend graduate school.

No Forensic Science major may graduate with more than one "D" in a Biology (BIO) course, Chemistry Course, or Forensic Science Course required for the major.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN FORENSIC BIOLOGY

  • No Forensic Biology major may graduate with more than one letter grade lower than a ‘C’ in a required BIO or FOR course.
  • Forensic Science (30 hours): FOR 201/201L, 203, 204, 210, 230; 18 hours in forensic science courses
  • Biology (20 hours): BIO 101/101L, 102/102L; FOR 206/206L; 8 hours of advanced Biology classes from among BIO 202/202L, 319,319L, 330/330L.
  • Chemistry (16 hours): CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, 220/220L, 240/240L
  • Physics (8 hours): PHY 121/121L, 122/122L
  • Mathematics (7 hours): MAT 143, 205
  • Experiential Learning
  • The computer literacy requirement is fulfilled through completion of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
  • No Forensic Chemistry major may graduate with more than one letter grade lower than a ‘C’ in a required CHE or FOR course.
  • Forensic Science (30 hours): FOR 201/201L, 203, 204, 210, 230; 18 hours in forensic science courses
  • Chemistry (24 hours): CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, 220/220L, 240/240L; FOR 415/415L; 4 hours of advanced Chemistry classes at the 300- or 400-level
  • Biology (8 hours): BIO 101/101L, 102/102L
  • Physics (10 hours): PHY 141/141L, 142/142L
  • Mathematics (11 hours): MAT 151, 152, 205
  • Experiential Learning
  • The computer literacy requirement is fulfilled through completion of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.