Degree Offerings and Requirements


General Education Requirements:

  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One additional course in English or in a foreign language
  • One course in philosophy
  • One course from American history or government
  • One additional elective from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • Two additional social science electives chosen from the following disciplines: ECON, GEOG, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC
  • INTD 101 University Seminar
  • ENGL 101 Composition: Theme Writing
  • ENGL 104 Composition: The Essay
  • MATH (Requirement met through the Major)
  • PHIL 325 Ethics: Values/Decisions

Required Natural Science & Mathematics courses:

(Students must earn a minimum of 35 credit hours)

  • CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II
  • BIOL 117 General Biology I
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • MATH 141 Elementary Statistics or MATH 370 Mathematics Statics I (pre-requisite MATH 152)
  • PHYS 153 Calculus-Based Physics I
  • PHYS 154 Calculus-Based Physics II

Forensic Science with a Biology Concentration

Forensic and advanced science coursework: (Students must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours)

  • MATH 152 Calculus II
  • BIOL 118 General Biology II
  • BIOL 206 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 298 Biotechnology and Methods in Molecular Biology or BIOL ### Population Genetics
  • BIOL 351 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 353 General Genetics
  • CHEM 353 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 410 Instrumental Analysis
  • FRSC 151 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • FRSC 303 Forensic Biology or FRSC 260 Gross Anatomy
  • Intro to Forensic Investigations

Other required courses:

  • (Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours)
  • CRIM 311 Criminal Law and Procedure
  • LEGL 101 Introduction to the Law
  • LEGL 105 Legal Ethics, Inter & Investigation
  • FRSC 350 Evidence

Forensic Science with a Chemistry Concentration

Forensic and advanced science coursework:
(Students must earn a minimum of 41 credit hours)

  • MATH 152 Calculus II
  • CHEM 301 Inorganic
  • CHEM 353 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 353 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 410 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 431 Physical Chemistry I
  • BIOL 118 General Biology I
  • BIOL 206 General Microbiology
  • FRSC 151 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • FRSC 303 Forensic Biology or FRSC 250 Intro to Forensic Investigations
  • FRSC 311 Forensic Chemistry

Other required courses:

  • (Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours)
  • CRIM 311 Criminal Law and Procedure
  • LEGL 101 Introduction to the Law
  • LEGL 105 Legal Ethics, Inter & Investigation
  • FRSC 350 Evidence

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