Forensic Science - Courses

Degree Course Requirements

The forensic science major is presented in two concentrations - Biology or Chemistry. The average course load is 15-16 hours based on eight semesters.

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science - Biology Concentration requires 124 credit hours:

General Education Requirements – 42 hours:
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.
Mathematics and Science – 12 hrs.
Other – 9 hrs.

Program Requirements – 78 hours:
Natural Science Core Courses – 27 hrs.
  Principles of Biology
  Anatomy
  Organic Chemistry I & II
  Statistics
  College Physics I & II
Specialized Science Courses – 12 hrs.
  Genetics
  Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  Biochemistry
Forensic Science Courses – 20 hrs.
  Forensic Biology
  Principles of Forensic Science I & II
  Professional Practice in Forensic Science
  Forensic Comparative Science
  Science Internship
Additional Courses – 19 hrs.
  Microbiology
  Cell Biology
  Pathology
  Molecular Biology
  Chemical Instrumental Analysis
  Criminalistics and Crime Scene Laboratory

Additional Requirements – 4 hrs.


Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science  - Chemistry Concentration required 125 credit hours

General Education Requirements – 42 hours:
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.
Mathematics and Science – 12 hrs.
Other – 9 hrs.

Program Requirements – 79 hours:
Natural Science Core Courses – 26 hrs.
  Principles of Biology
  Anatomy
  Organic Chemistry I & II
  Statistics
  College Physics I & II
Specialized Science Courses – 12 hrs.
  Genetics
  Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  Biochemistry
Forensic Science Courses – 20 hrs.
  Forensic Biology
  Principles of Forensic Science I & II
  Professional Practice in Forensic Science
  Forensic Comparative Science
  Science Internship
Additional Courses – 21 hrs.
  Microbiology
  Cell Biology
  Pathology
  Molecular Biology
  Chemical Instrumental Analysis
  Criminalistics and Crime Scene Laboratory

Additional Requirements – 4 hours