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Forensic Science

Forensic Science is the application of science to answer questions of interest in the legal system. The major is based on a core of content in the sciences, specifically chemistry, computer science and mathematics, with additional options in biology and physics. Additional content within the major includes archeology, criminal justice, fine arts, psychology and sociology. The major allows students to focus their studies in the area of Forensic Science or Computer Forensics. Both take common core courses. Forensic Science students take 3 additional courses and Computer Forensic students take 4 additional courses.

Course Sequence


Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
Freshman English 103 Freshman English 104
Language Language
Chemistry 130 Chemistry 131
Criminal Justice 101 Criminal Justice 212
Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Language Language
Computer Science 228 Physics 104
Chemistry 220 Major Elective
Theology/Philosophy Theology/Philosophy
Junior Year
Philosophy Philosophy
Theology Theology
Chemistry 270 Chemistry 310
Major Elective Major Elective
Math option Elective
Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Major Elective*
Major Elective Elective
Fine Arts option Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

*Computer Forensics option only.