Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Forensic Science, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science consists of courses in forensic science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and general studies courses that prepare students for graduate school and/or employment in scientific laboratories. In addition, an emphasis in biotechnology is available. Candidates for the degree must complete the Core Curriculum  requirements. Students completing the requirements for the Forensic Science major will automatically earn a minor in chemistry.

For forensic science majors, the required science courses satisfy the Core Curriculum scientific discovery requirement and the required math course satisfies the General Studies math requirement. Students interested in graduate school will need to complete additional upper-level science courses. ACT prerequisites for required science and math courses are listed in the catalog under the course description for each course. Students entering with an ACT Math score of 24 or higher, two units of high school algebra, one unit of high school geometry and one unit of high school trigonometry will be prepared for all courses. Students not meeting this list of prerequisites will need to take specific additional courses and should consult with the forensic science advisor immediately.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum  program. For students in this major, the following courses satisfy both core curriculum and major requirements:

Major Electives (8 Credit Hours)

Students must choose 8 credit hours from the 3000 and 4000 level courses below.

Free Electives

Students must complete 9 - 12 credit hours  of “free” electives to complete the total degree requirements. Choosing higher-credit hour alternatives in the major curriculum reduces the minimum number of free elective credit hours required to reach 120 semester hours.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours