Forensic Science (FOR)
This course will introduce forensic science majors to the various sub-disciplines of forensic science. From processing crime scenes to the analysis of forgeries, students will learn how science is, can be, and should be applied to criminal investigations. Career options will be highlighted throughout the course.
With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the Department Chairperson, and the academic Dean, students may select a topic in Forensic Science for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project and paper must be submitted.
This one credit seminar will expose students to issues relevant to professional practice in Forensic Science. Topics such as accurately conveying scientific concepts in reports and testimony, crime laboratory management, and conducting research in Forensic Science will be covered in detail.