2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog w/ November Addendum 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog w/ November Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FORS 125 - Forensic Science


(3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: None
Description: Introduction to Forensic Science is a course designed to familiarize the student with the various disciplines associated with forensic science analyses. In this course, the student will learn the fundamental principles of crime scene processing, fingerprinting, bloodstain pattern analysis, drug chemistry, firearms identification, forensic toxicology, forensic biology, and courtroom testimony among other topics. It is designed to instill proper practices for evidence collection and analysis. Introduction to Forensic Science exposes the student to the common misconceptions in crime scene investigations as well as laying a strong foundation on various techniques used to process both a crime scene and collected evidence. This course will fully prepare the student for future coursework involving specific forensic science techniques. This course is comprised of a combination of lectures and hands-on activities and students are encouraged to participate in the class lectures through questions and comments. Offered Fall and Spring semester, annually.



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