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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.

Refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.

Course Sequence


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
English 105 Core
Chemitry 130 Chemistry 131
Criminal Justice 101 Criminal Justice 212

In the sophomore year: Forensic Science majors generally take Forensic Chemistry and Computer Forensics.  Depending on initial placement, students will complete the modern or classical language requirement. The remainder of the schedule is filled with major electivescore requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

In the junior year: Forensic Science majors generally take the Analytical Chemistry sequence, and complete their Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Students will choose major electives, core requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major to complete the schedule.

In the senior year: Forensic Science majors generally take a Fine Arts option and any remaining major electives. Students finish any core requirements, general electives or courses for a minor or double major to complete the schedule.

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