Learning about Forensic Science

BS Forensic Science Courses

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Forensic Science major is presented in two concentrations - Biology or Chemistry. Both concentrations give you a comprehensive background in forensic science as well as a thorough understanding of the sub-discipline of your choice. The average course load is 16-17 hours based on eight semesters. (Suggested 4-year plan for the biology concentration and the chemistry concentration.)


General Education Requirements – 42 credit hours
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 133 Technical Communication
SP 203 Effective Speaking
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities Elective
Social Sciences Elective
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
INF 103 Information Technology Applications
MA 124 Precalculus
MA 134 Calculus I
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness


Biology Concentration Program Requirements – 82 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence
BIO 114 Principles of Biology
BIO 154 Basic Human Anatomy and Lab
BIO 324 Microbiology and Lab
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 374 Forensic Biology and Lab
BIO 414 Genetics and Lab
BIO 443 Pathology
BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Lab
CH 203 Organic Chemistry I
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CH 213 Organic Chemistry II
CH 221 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CH 234 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CH 324 Chemical Instrumental Analysis and Lab
CH 434 Biochemistry I and Lab
MA 253 Statistics
PH 154 College Physics I and Lab
PH 164 College Physics II and Lab
FS 203 Principles of Forensic Science I
FS 223 Principles of Forensic Science II
FS 351 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Lab
FS 373 Forensic Comparative Science
FS 423 Professional Practice in Forensic Science
SCI 434 Science Internship


Chemistry Concentration Program Requirements – 83 hours
UE 101 University Experience
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence
BIO 114 Principles of Biology
SCI 434 Science Internship
MA 213 Calculus III
MA 253 Statistics
CH 203 Organic Chemistry I
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CH 213 Organic Chemistry II
CH 221 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CH 234 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CH 324 Chemical Instrumental Analysis and Lab
CH 341 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CH 343 Inorganic Chemistry
CH 351 Physical Chemistry I Lab
CH 353 Physical Chemistry I
CH 364 Toxicology and Lab
CH 374 Forensic Chemistry and Lab
CH 434 Biochemistry I and Lab
CH 444 Biochemistry II and Lab
CH 474 Advance Forensic Chemistry and Lab
PH 224 University Physics I and Lab
PH 234 University Physics II and Lab
FS 203 Principles of Forensic Science I
FS 223 Principles of Forensic Science II
FS 351 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Lab
FS 373 Forensic Comparative Science
FS 423 Professional Practice in Forensic Science