Forensic Science Major, BS

Campus: 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.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 67-85
Open Electives 1-16
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

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Foundation Requirements
MAT 131Calculus I4
BIO 101General Biology I4
Area of Knowledge
PHY 112General Physics II4
BIO 102General Biology II 14
BIO 231Genetics 14
BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology 13

Major Requirements (67-85 Credits)

Required Major Courses 1
BIO 101General Biology I(4)
BIO 102General Biology II(4)
BIO 231Genetics(4)
BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology(4)
PHY 111General Physics I4
PHY 112General Physics II(4)
CHE 111General Chemistry I4
CHE 112General Chemistry II4
CHE 200Mathematical Methods for Physical Chemistry4
CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques4
CHE 223Organic Chemistry I5
CHE 224Organic Chemistry II5
CHE 301Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics4
CHE 302Physical Chemistry II4
CHE 326Biochemistry4
CHE 331Instrumental Analysis4
CRJ 261Introduction to Criminal Investigation3
FOR 251Basic Criminalistics3
FOR 252Crime Scene Processing3
FOR 492Forensic Science Seminar1
FOR 505Molecular Biology3
FOR 531Forensic Microscopy3
FOR 537Forensic Biology4
MAT 131Calculus I(4)
MAT 132Calculus II4
MAT 141Introductory Statistics for the Life Sciences4
Total Credits74

Open Electives (1-16 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 1-16 credits 11-16
Total Credits1-16