Accelerated BSFS to MSFS Program Policy

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (BSFS) to Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least one letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program.

Accelerated BSFS to MSFS Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated BSFS to MSFS should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MSFS program.  This program requires you to complete a Plan I Thesis Research Project (FSCI 6990) or a Plan II Directed Research Project (FSCI 6910). 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status (any three of the classes listed):

BIOL 5010

BIOL 5460

BIOL 5800

CHEM 5450

CRJU 6510

FORI 5400

FSCI 5200

FSCI 5300

FSCI 6820

FSCI 6840

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the Master of Science in Forensic Science program:

Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status plus

SHARED SPECIALIZATION (6 hours)                            ELECTIVES (6 hours)

FORI 6010                                                                       FSCI 6820

CHEM 5540                                                                     FSCI 6840

BIOLOGY SPECIALIZATION (6 hours)                                       Others as approved by Coordinator

BIOL 5030

BIOL 6200

CHEMSITRY SPECIALIZATION (6 hours)

CHEM 5450

CHEM 5770

Capstone Experience:

Choose ONE:

Plan I:  (3 hours)

FSCI 6990 Thesis Research

Plan II: (3 hours)

FSCI 6910 Directed Research

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).