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 archaeology, 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.
|Conversatio I||Conversatio II|
|Chemistry 130||Chemistry 131|
|Criminal Justice||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 electives, core 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.