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Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law

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Year 1 - Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 141 Advanced Chemistry I 4
CHEM 141L Advanced Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 115 Calculus I 4
BIOL 111 Biology I 4
UCOR 101 Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum 3
UCOR 030 Research & Information Skills 1


Year 1 - Spring Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 142 Advanced Chemistry II 4
CHEM 142L Advanced Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 116 Calculus II 4
BIOL 112/L Biology II/Lab 4
UCOR 102 Imaginary Literature & Critical Writing 3
FORE 101 Forensic Science & Criminal Law 2


Year 2 - Fall Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 211L Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
PHYS 201/L Physics for Life Sciences I/Lab 4
UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions 3
BIOL 212 Cellular & Molecular Biology 4


Year 2 - Spring Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 212L Organic Chemistry Lab II 1
PHYS 202 Physics for Life Sciences II 4
CHEM 230L Research Lab Techniques 2
ENGL 302W Sptp: Science Writing 3
FORE 201 Philosophical Ethics of Law & Science 2

 

Year 3 - Fall Semester
(3.0 cumulative GPA and 2.5 GPA in math & science required to enter 3rd year)

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 423 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 401 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences 4
MATH 225 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
FORE 410 Forensic Investigation I 2
FORE 301w Wrongful Convictions 2
FORE 300 Professional Development I 0-1


Year 3 - Spring Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 371W Forensic Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 402 Biochemistry II 3
MATH 335 Biostatistics II 3
BIOL 579 Forensic Molecular Biology 3
FORE 411 Forensic Investigation II 2
TASJ Social Justice Course 3
FORE 320 Professional Development II 0-1


Year 4 - Fall Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 514W Advanced Forensic Chemistry Laboratory 2
BIOL 530w DNA Methods/Population Genetics 4
FORE 401 American Legal History 1
FORE 402 Torts 1
BIOL 568 Human Genetics 3
TAFR Faith & Reason 3
SPRG 108 Service Learning in Science 0-1
FORE 403 Professional Development III/Research 0-1
CHEM 691* Seminar 0


Year 4 - Spring Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
FORE 421 Environmental Law 1
FORE 510 Ethics in Forensic Science & Professional Responsibilities 1
TAGD Global Diversity 3
FORE 522 Quality Assurance & Lab Administration Management 2
FORE 503 Professional Development IV/Research 0-1
TACA Creative Arts 3
UCOR 141-143 Theology 3
CHEM 475*
or BIOL 490**
Seminar 1
BIOL Elective (250+, BS trk)** 3


Year 5 - Fall Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
FORE 501 Trace Evidence & Environmental 3
FORE 521 Forensic Serology/DNA 3
FORE 535 Evidence/Case Management 1
FORE 540 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 1
FORE 541 Latent Fingerprint Analysis 1
FORE 550 Seminar/Journal Club 1
FORE 610 Trace Evidence Application Lab 1
FORE 620 Serology/DNA Application Lab 1
FORE 500 Internship (research or experiential based) 0


Year 5 - Spring Semester

 

Course # Course Name Credits
FORE 511 Forensic Drug Analysis 2
FORE 513 Firearms & Toolmarks 2
FORE 525 Forensic Toxicology 3
FORE 545 Explosives & Arson Investigations 2
FORE 555 Expert Qualification 1
FORE 630 Chemistry/Toxicology/Arson Application Lab 1
FORE 640 Independent Research 1

* MS Forensic Science & Law/BA in Biochemistry

**MS Forensic Science & Law/BS in Biology

5th year tuition charges at the graduate rate.

Curriculum subject to final Bayer School approval.