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To earn a bachelor of science degree in Forensic Science, a minimum of 124 credits is required. See an overview of the degree program. 

Biology:  

  • The biology option provides a deeper understanding of and hands-on lab experience in serology, biochemistry, and forensic molecular biology, with particular emphasis on forensic DNA analysis. 
  • Recommended Academic Plan
  • Checksheet for those who entered Spring 2018 and earlier (PDF Version)
  • Checksheet for those who entered Summer 2018 and later (PDF Version)
  • Supporting Courses (Printable PDF available at bottom of page)

 

Chemistry:

  • The chemistry option provides a deeper understanding of and hands-on lab experience in analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Those selecting the chemistry option can learn more in-depth about the forensic analysis of controlled substances, trace evidence, fire debris, ignitable liquids, and firearms and gunshot residue. 
  • Recommended Academic Plan
  • Checksheet for those who entered Spring 2018 and earlier (PDF Version)
  • Checksheet for those who entered Summer 2018 and later (PDF Version)
  • Supporting Courses (Printable PDF available at bottom of page)

 

 

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