Degree Requirements

Forensic Science (B.S.)  ♦  3+2 Program (B.S./M.S.)


Forensic Science (B.S.)

University Graduation Requirements       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT Forensic Science majors will fulfill ACCT with FOR 499.  Credit hours are incorporated into program requirement below).

Forensic Science majors have a graduation requirement of a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 or better.

Core Requirements:       44 hours

While not required of either option, an internship (FOR 495) in a forensic science laboratory is highly recommended.

♦  Forensic Chemistry Option:       16 hours

The curriculum below produces a degree that meets the guidelines for accreditation by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS).

♦  Forensic Biology Option:       16-17 hours

Currently perparing for FEPAC accreditation.

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of electives selected from the following:

Supporting Course Requirements:       12 hours

A preparatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be requiremd before admission to MAT 124.

Free Electives:       6-7 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:        120 hours

A preparatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be required before admission to calculus.

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ACCELERATED DUAL DEGREE (3+2) Programs

Forensic Science (B.S.) + Chemistry (M.S.)

University Graduation Requirements       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT Forensic Science majors will fulfill ACCT with FOR 499.  Credit hours are incorporated into program requirement below).

Forensic Science majors have a graduation requirement of a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 or better.

Core Requirements:       53 hours

While not required of either option, an internship (FOR 495) in a forensic science laboratory is highly recommended.

♦  Forensic Chemistry Option:       16 hours

The curriculum below produces a degree that meets the guidelines for accreditation by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS).

♦  Forensic Biology Option:       16-17 hours

Currently perparing for FEPAC accreditation.

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of electives selected from the following:

Supporting Course Requirements:       12 hours

A preparatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be requiremd before admission to MAT 124.

Free Electives:      0 hours

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:        121 hours

A preparatory course in mathematics (MAT 109) may be required before admission to calculus.

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M.S CHEMISTRY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Chemistry Core Requirements

700 Level Requirements       12 hours

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of 700 level CHE, BIO, MAT, or other science course.

800 Level Requirements       15 hours

PLUS THREE (3) COURSES selected from the following to total nine (9) hours:

PLUS one of the following Program Tracks       6 hours

♦  Thesis Track: Graduate Research – Written Thesis Required

  • CHE 899:  (6)

♦  Internship Track: Applied Learning in Chemistry – Written Report Required

OR

♦  Coursework Track

  • SIX (6) HOURS of 700/800 level courses

TOTAL GRADUATE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       33

PROGRAM EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Thesis/Internship Option — A thesis/report based upon the original research/project in the area of the student’s research emphasis must be submitted. A final comprehensive oral examination (GRD 858b) in defense of the thesis/report and related course work is
required.

Coursework Option – Candidates must earn a 3.0 GPA (or higher) for all program coursework for the option.  In addition, the candidate  for the coursework option must pass a final examination (GRD 858c).  The committee will decide the format of the examination.

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