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Forensic Science (B.S.)

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Science students in labOur forensic science major provides students with a solid foundation in both the biology and the chemistry necessary for many forensic investigations along with applications relevant to crime labs. Integrating courses in the sciences with courses in criminal justice, our program emphasizes hands-on laboratory work, critical thinking and data analysis, and effective communication of scientific information. Our students can apply scientific knowledge and methods as well as articulate the connections between the sciences and other fields of knowledge.

Our majors build and hone the skills needed for employment at forensic science and public health laboratories. Our majors are also prepared to pursue graduate studies in forensic science and related fields.

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Featured Courses

BIOL 220 Introductory Forensic Science BIOL 241 Introductory Genetics BIOL 341 Cell and Molecular Biology CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 350 Forensic Instrumental Analysis


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Career Paths

  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Field Agent
  • Forensic Examiner
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Laboratory Manager
  • DNA Analyst
  • Toxicologist

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