Forensic Science - Forensic Laboratory Emphasis, B.S.

The Forensic Laboratory Emphasis within the BS in Forensic Science provides students with a comprehensive science-based undergraduate education, which enables students to enter into a forensic science career. This emphasis provides the necessary technical and theoretical knowledge, skills, and abilities of modern forensic techniques. Students employ the theoretical and practical principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics in order to perform forensic science work commonly conducted within a crime laboratory. Science-based study and application of these principles expose students to a stimulating academic environment conducive to scholarly inquiry. Students gain the knowledge and ability for research-based projects and for potential improvement of the forensic community. Throughout this program, students utilize effective written and oral communication skills required of forensic experts, as well as demonstrate work ethic, professional demeanor, reliability, and proper interpersonal skills.

Matriculation Requirements

Admission to the BS program includes the following requirements:

  1.  Completion of all general education courses.
  2.  Completion of all lower division CJ courses with a B- grade or higher.
  3.  Completion of MATH 1080 (or MATH 1050 and MATH 1060), BIOL 1610, BIOL 1615, CHEM 1210, CHEM 1215, CHEM 1220, 1225, PHYS 2010, PHYS 2015 with a B- grade or higher. 
  4.  Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  5.  Application for admission to BS Forensic Science program.
  6. Two academic letters of recommendation.