Curriculum

A total of 36 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level are required.

Core Coursework (12 credit hours)

  • FORI 6010                   Elements of Forensic Science (3)
  • FORI 6050                   Criminalistics (3)
  • FORI 5400                   Law, Evidence and Procedure (3)
  • CRJU 6510                  Seminar in Criminal Justice Ethics (3)

FORENSIC CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION

Forensic Chemistry - Required Courses (15 credit hours)

  • CHEM 5540                 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3)
  • BIOL 5460                   Light and Electron Microscopy (3)
  • CHEM 5450                 Biochemistry (3)
  • CHEM 5770                 Forensic Chemistry (3)
  • FSCI 5300                    Pharmacology/Toxicology of Drug Addiction (3)

Forensic Chemistry - Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

  • FSCI 6700                    Forensic Laboratory Management (3)
  • CHEM 5660                 Spectrographic Methods in Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHEM 6250                 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3)
  • FSCI 6820                    Topics in Laboratory Forensics (3)
  • FSCI 6840                    Directed Readings n Forensic Science (3)
  • FSCI 6990                    Thesis Research (3)
  • Other courses as approved by Graduate Coordinator

FORENSIC BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

Forensic Biology - Required Courses (15 credit hours)

  • CHEM 5540                 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3)
  • BIOL 5460                   Light and Electron Microscopy (3)
  • BIOL 5030                   Advanced Microbiology (3)
  • FSCI 5200                    Forensic and Molecular Biology (3)
  • FSCI 6200                    Advanced Forensic and Molecular Biology (3)

Forensic Biology - Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

  • FSCI 6700                    Forensic Laboratory Management (3)
  • BIOL 5690                   Medical Entomology (3)
  • BIOL 5320                   Plant Taxonomy and Forensic Applications (3)
  • BIOL 6030                   Advanced Biostatistics (3)
  • BIOL 5490                   Epidemiology (3)
  • FSCI 6820                   Topics in Laboratory Forensics (3)
  • FSCI 6840                   Directed Readings n Forensic Science (3)
  • FSCI 6990                   Thesis Research (3)
  • Other courses as approved by Graduate Coordinator