78 hours, no minor required
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science will:
- Be prepared for graduate level studies in forensic science or entry-level positions in a forensic science laboratory.
- Have acquired fundamental knowledge in the biological and chemical sciences with specific knowledge in forensic science.
- Be able to think critically and conduct research experimentally and theoretically.
- Be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing the results of scientific research and study.
- Have developed mature Christian attitudes that will foster scholarship, intellectual honesty, and ethical conduct; having a good grasp of the concepts of justice and mercy.
1. 6 hours mathematics
2. 8 hours physics with laboratory
3. 5 hours biology with laboratory
4. 31 hours chemistry
- CHEM-1115 - General Chemistry I
- CHEM-1215 - General Chemistry II
- CHEM-3115 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM-3124 - Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM-3114 - Analytical Chemistry I
- CHEM-3214 - Analytical Chemistry II
- CHEM-4014 - Biochemistry I and Lab
5. 16 hours forensic science
- CHEM-2113 - Introduction to Forensic Science
- GNSC-3113 - Forensic Science and the Law
- CHEM-4313 - Forensic Toxicology
- CHEM-4514 - Forensic Analysis
- CHEM-4713 - Practicum in Forensic Science
6. 5 hours of science seminar
- GNSC-1711 - Freshman Science Seminar
- GNSC-2711 - Sophomore Science Seminar
- GNSC-3711 - Junior Science Seminar
- GNSC-4712 - Senior Science Seminar
7. 7 hours technical electives chosen from
- BIOL-2314 - Genetics
- BIOL-2523 - Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL-2623 - Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIOL-3224 - Human Physiology
- BIOL-4223 - Molecular Biology
- BIOL-4301 - Molecular Biology Lab
- CHEM-4613 - Research Methods
- MATH-2114 - Calculus I With Analytical Geometry
- PSYC-3313 - Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC-3913 - Psychology of Crime
- PSYC-4413 - Biological Psychology
- PSYC-4423 - Drugs and Psychopharmacology
Technical electives should be chosen based upon degree track. BIOL-3115, 3224, and/or 3435 are recommended for toxicology-related career/graduate school. DNA-related career/graduate school requires BIOL-2314, 4223, and 4301. Graduate studies in psychological forensic science recommend PSYC-3313, 3913, 4413, and 4423. MATH-2114 and CHEM-4613 are recommended for any graduate school preparation in forensic chemistry.
- Environmental Protection
- Forensic Science
- Health and Medical
- Oil, Gas and Power
- Primary and Secondary Education