2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Science, Biology Concentration, B.S.

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Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

To be accepted into the Forensic Science program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must have earned at least 18 credits from the University College Core Curriculum
  2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Applicants must have earned a minimum grade of “C” in the following mathematics and science courses, with a maximum of two repeated courses.
    1. CHEM 141 / CHEM 142  - CHEM 161 / CHEM 162  (8)
    2. MATH 129  - MATH 130  (6)
    3. PHYS 111  - PHYS 112  (8) (For biology concentration only)
    4. PHYS 120 - PHYS 121  (8) (For chemistry concentration only)
    5. CRJC 200  (3)
    6. BIOL 150  (4)

Other Program Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

  • Student must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher overall and in all major courses.
  • Transfer credit: A maximum of 60 hours of transfer credits will be accepted towards the Forensic Science degree. No credit will be accepted for science and mathematics courses taken more than ten (10) years earlier.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 39 Credits

Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits

UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits

Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits

Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits

Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits

Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits

MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 8 Credits

At least one natural science class must include a lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Program Requirements: 84 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 123

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