Tips for Students:
- How to complete time conflict form:
1. Email the instructors asking permission regarding the time conflict.
Copy email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Navigate to the R & R website
3. In the grey box titled "Quick Links" select "Schedule Change Form"
4. Fill in information. Have class numbers, sections, etc. on hand prior to completing form.
- If you have a time conflict and are on a waitlist you will not be auto enrolled if a spot is opened up. The system will not enroll you if you have a time conflict.
- Look at notes on all courses that you desire to schedule. There are important details within notes.
- If you are enrolled in a course but on a waitlist for the same course, you will not get auto enrolled if a spot opens up on the waitlist. The system will not allow for you to be enrolled in the same course.
- Don’t move out of classes if you are looking for a different section. If you want to swap, notify the department. This way you are not moved out of your current section if for some reason a spot is taken as you are attempting to enroll.
Some Spring Semester Scheduling Notes:
Note- below are suggestions based on past scheduling conflicts that may or may not continue to exist.
- Don’t take CHEM 2010 and CHEM 3080 together
- Don’t take CHEM 2010 and CHEM 3520 together (Forensic Chemistry/ Drug Analysis Specialization Students)
- You can take CHEM 3080 together with CHEM 3440
- You can take CHEM 4220 with CHEM 3520 (Forensic Chemistry / Drug Analysis Specialization Students)
- Forensic Science students prior to Fall 2022 checksheet should fullfill their CRJU 4510 requirement by taking PHIL 1020, Intro to Ethics. (Typically Fall, Spring, Summer)
- Forensic Science students prior to Fall 2022 checksheet should fullfill their CRJU 4400 requirement by taking FSCI 4400 (Fall)
Please read course descriptions carefully.
Find the BGSU Spring 2023 Academic Calendar Here.
Register through the Center for the Future of Forensic Science office by emailing email@example.com & include your BGSU ID and the course with section.
Tuesdays 6-9 pm LSC 133
This course assists students in understanding the principles, probative value, and methodologies utilized by crime laboratories in the collection, examination, and comparison of evidentiary materials for latent print impressions. This course is primarily lecture based, but students will also complete hands-on practical exercises. One three-hour lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 1770.
Mondays 6-9pm LSC 133
This course familiarizes forensic science students across all specializations with the practical issues faced by crime scene investigators and the methods used in the collection, preservation and analysis of crime scene evidence. The course will employ both lecture and hands-on learning strategies through the university crime house and forensic laboratories. Prerequisite: FSCI majors only, BIOL 2050 and PHYS 2020 or 2120.
Lectures: Monday and Wednesday 9:30-10:20am LSC 133
Lab: Thursday 8:00-10:50am LSC 133
Theory and practice of chemical separations including gas, high performance liquid, thin layer, and supercritical fluid chromatography as well as electrophoresis and potential driven chromatography. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 2010, CHEM 3440, CHEM 3450, and MATH 1310. Extra Fee.
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30am-12:45pm LSC 133
This course provides students with an overview of modern DNA typing in a forensic setting and a comprehensive description of the DNA analysis techniques used in a typical forensic laboratory. This course is primarily lecture based, but students will also complete hands-on practical exercises. Two 90-minute lectures per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 4230 or FSCI 4230 or BIOL 3500. Cannot receive credit for both BIOL 4240 and FSCI 4240.
Forensic Biology/ Forensic DNA Analysis Specialization: Mondays 10:30am-1:20pm LSC 133 Dr. Oechsle
Forensic Chemistry/ Forensic Drug Analysis Specialization: Tuesdays 8:00-10:50am LSC 133 Dr. Worst
Forensic Examination Specialization: Thursdays 4:00pm-6:50pm LSC 133
This course intends to develop students' abilities to properly conduct biological and/or chemical analyses as applied to the law. Students will use, troubleshoot, and maintain instrumentation; handle, analyze, and compare mock evidence samples; draw conclusions, apply statistics, and report results. The course will culminate in a moot court experience where students provide expert testimony. Prerequisite: BIOL 4240 or FSCI 4240 or FSCI 4300 or FSCI 4100.
Forensic science is the application of science to the law. In this course, students will review and discuss significant current research/case studies in a discipline of forensic science that interests them. Students will use that information to produce a work of scholarly writing to serve as the capstone academic experience as a Forensic Science major. Additionally, we will explore career opportunities, resume preparation, job interviewing skills, and some general forensic topics such as quality assurance and ethics.
This course will be remote, meeting via Zoom once a week on Wednesday 11:30am-12:20pm
If you would like to gain credit for an external internship please do the following:
1. Apply for internship and move through process to obtain internship position.
2. Email Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org with job description, internship supervisor and contact information.
3. Information will be sent to your faculty mentor and if approved, Christina will enroll you in FSCI 4890.
4. Complete internship externally. Note- you would not have to attend days/times listed for the on-campus internships as you would be completing yours externally.
Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:45pm
Lab: Wednesday 2:30-4:20pm
This course will provide students with a general overview of modern DNA typing in a forensic setting. We will begin by exploring the history of the use of DNA analysis in criminalistics, followed by an overview of the molecular biology, DNA and genome structure, and human genetics as they relate to DNA testing of biological evidence, which will lead into a description of the DNA analysis techniques used in a typical forensic laboratory. The laboratory component will introduce students to standard DNA typing assays, data analysis, and interpretation best practices and challenges. We will then explore advanced topics, new methodologies, the future of the profession, and we will end with a review of review quality assurance, accreditation standards, and ethical concerns. Prerequisite: Prior credit in FSCI 5230 or consent from instructor.
Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:15pm
Lab: Wednesday 12:30-2:20pm
Forensic chemistry is the application of traditional analytical chemistry techniques and instrumental methods of analysis to the law. This course requires knowledge and experience from a broad range of subjects and will cover topics including: 1) the scope of chemistry to the law; 2) the use and limitations of chemical analyses and expert testimony; 3) chemical analyses of evidence; 4) reporting experimental results; and 5) troubleshooting and maintaining analytical instrumentation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MSFS program or consent of instructor.
Monday and Wednesday via Zoom 8:00-9:15am
This course covers theory, practical application and evaluation of forensic laboratory management principles, including issues of quality assurance, research and information systems. MSFS majors only or permission from instructor.
Wednesdays via Zoom 10:30-11:20am
In this course, students will work in cooperation with the course instructor to produce a work of scholarly writing, culminating in a research proposal with an experimental design that is a) thoroughly researched and b) engages with existing scholarship on their topic. The student and instructor will meet weekly to discuss each section of the research proposal and the scientific writing process. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MSFS program and consent of instructor.
Mondays via Zoom 11:30-12:20pm
This seminar will expose students to issues relevant to professional practice in Forensic Science through reading scientific literature, discussion, and/or speakers/presentations. The focus will be on learning to read and critically evaluate scientific literature, foundational knowledge, and the formalization of the application of scientific principles to forensics. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MSFS program.
Supervised research designed for Plan II Master's students. Enrollment in excess of six hours is acceptable to Plan II Master's degree, but no more than six hours creditable toward degree. Minimum acceptable total for degree is three hours.
Credit is for thesis research. Credit is for thesis research. Enrollment in excess of six hours is acceptable for Plan I Master's degree, but no more than six hours creditable toward degree. Minimum acceptable total for degree is three hours.
Thesis proposal must be submitted to the graduate director for approval prior to submission to the graduate college. Prerequisite: FSCI 6790.
Updated: 12/12/2022 08:18AM