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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 151 Atomic and Molecular Principles 4
CHEM 151L Intro Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 115 Calculus I 4
BIOL 111/L Biology I/Lab 4
UCOR 101 Thinking & Writing  3
UCOR 100 Research & Information Skills 1


Year 1 - Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 152 Quantitative Analysis 4
CHEM 152L Quantitative Analysis Lab II 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/L Organic Chemistry Lab I/Lab 4
PHYS 201/L Physics for Life Sciences I/Lab  4
ENGL 302W Science Writing 3
BIOL 212 Cellular & Molecular Biology 4


Year 2 - Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 212/L Organic Chemistry II/Lab  4
PHYS 202/L Physics for Life Sciences II/Lab  4
MATH 225 Intro to Biostatistics 3
UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions 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 340 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHEM 401 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences 4
MATH 335 Biostatistics II 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 3
CHEM 402 Biochemistry II 3
CHEM 305/305R Advanced Skills Lab 1
BIOL 479 Forensic Molecular Biology 3
FORE 411 Forensic Investigation II 2
TAFR Faith & Reason 3
FORE 320 Professional Development II 0/1
UCOR 141-143 Theology 3


Year 4 - Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 514W Advanced Forensic Chemistry Laboratory 3
BIOL 530W DNA Methods/Population Genetics 4
FORE 401 American Legal History 1
FORE 402 Torts 1
BIOL 568 Human Genetics 3
TASJ Social Justice 3
SPRG 108 Service Learning in Science 0/1
FORE 400w Professional Development III 1
FORE 480 Independent Research Forensics 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
FORE 522 Quality Assurance & Lab Administration Management 2
TAGD Global Diversity 3
TACA Creative Arts 3
FORE 420W Professional Development IV 1
FORE 480 Independent Research Forensics 1
BIOL 490 Seminar
 BIOL Elective (300+, BS trk)*


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 Print 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 (optional) 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 Research Defense 1

MS Forensic Science & Law/BA in Biochemistry
*MS Forensic Science & Law/BS in Biology
Curriculum subject to final Bayer School approval.