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Forensic Science Major, BS

(NYC)

Prepares students for employment in forensic laboratories and criminal investigation units as well as in biological and chemical research and in the pharmaceutical industry. It also prepares students for graduate study in forensic science, biology, chemistry, and biochemistry and for applying to medical and dental schools.

Note: Forensic Science undergraduates interested in the M.S. program in forensic science must apply for acceptance during the first term of their senior year.

University Core – (44-55 credits)

Several core foundation and area requirements are satisfied by the following required Forensic Science major courses: MAT 131 Calculus I; BIO 101 General Biology I; PHY 112 General Physics II; and an in-depth area sequence of BIO 102 General Biology II; BIO 231 Genetics; and BIO 345 Intro to Toxicology. 

Foundation Requirements:

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

Area of Knowledge Requirements:

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology

3 credits

Forensic Major Requirements – (67-85 credits)

Required Major Courses

The following is a list of all required Forensic Science major courses (85 credits), including courses that can satisfy University core and area requirements and Open Elective credit.

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology

3 credits

PHY 111General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 200Mathematical Methods for Physical Chemistry

4 credits

CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

CHE 301Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

4 credits

CHE 302Physical Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 326Biochemistry

4 credits

CHE 331Instrumental Analysis

4 credits

CRJ 261Introduction to Criminal Investigation

3 credits

FOR 251Basic Criminalistics

3 credits

FOR 252Crime Scene Processing

3 credits

FOR 492Forensic Science Seminar

1 credits

FOR 505Molecular Biology

3 credits

FOR 531Forensic Microscopy

3 credits

FOR 537Forensic Biology

4 credits

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

MAT 141Introductory Statistics for the Life Sciences

4 credits

Open Electives: (1-16 credits)

Includes UNV 101 - Freshman Seminar (1 credit); CRJ 261 Criminal Investigation (3 credits); and other required major courses if not taken for University core credit. 

Total Credit Hours: 128

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