Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Forensic Science (FORS)

FORS 226  Intro to Forensic Science  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Forensic Science (3) This course provides the beginning student with an overview of the forensic sciences, including exposure to the rules of evidence, evidence collection and handling, expert witness testimony and an introduction to the various sub-disciplines that fall under the umbrella of the forensic sciences. The course is open to undergraduates as an elective.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

FORS 236  Forensic Evidence & Collection  (3 Credits)  

Forensic Evidence Collection and Processing (3) This course serves as a comprehensive review of all aspects of evidence collection and preservation. Prerequisite: FORS 226 or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): FORS 226

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

FORS 326  Forensic Analysis & Lab  (3 Credits)  

Forensic Science Analysis (3) This course is an introduction to classical and modern forensic science laboratory techniques. Prerequisites: FORS 226 and FORS 236. Junior standing or above.

Prerequisite(s): FORS 226

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

FORS 416  Forensic Science Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Forensic Science Seminar (3) This course will focus on criminal and civil cases as well as forensic science literature research. Students will conduct forensic science research, including case reviews, searches for forensic literature, and analysis of trial testimony. Prerequisites: FORS 226, FORS 236, FORS 326, and senior standing.

Prerequisite(s): FORS 226 and FORS 236 and FORS 326

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: The Sch of Public Affairs