Academic Catalog 2022-2023

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

FORS 616  Special Topic in Forensic Sc.  (3 Credits)  

This is a new course, with 3 hrs. lecture. This course is an examination of current issues in forensic sciences as they relate to the administration of justice. Special topic course offerings vary from semester. 3 hours per week.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

FORS 626  Forensic Science Management and Policies  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a thorough examination into Forensic Science Policies and Management. It also offers a critical insight into the implementation of sustainable policies that will be beneficial in crisis management.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

FORS 636  Quality Control Assurance: Standardization and Best Practices  (3 Credits)  

This course presents an overview into the overall quality and accreditation requirements required in forensic science disciplines such forensic science laboratories, products, and forensic science personnel and law enforcements practitioners.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

FORS 646  Root Cause Analysis Fiscal Resource Management  (3 Credits)  

This course will provide students with the applicable skills and knowledge to effectively analyze root cause analysis and implement appropriate actions during a crisis management.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

FORS 656  International Standards Organization(ISO) Accreditation  (3 Credits)  

This course provides the familiarization of related International Standards Organization (ISO) accreditation requirements designed to ensure reliable processes and methods in the forensic science disciplines.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

FORS 676  Forensic Science Statistics  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to statistical analysis techniques that are commonly employed in forensic science data analysis. This course will provide students with best practices for the collection and han

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice