Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics


Forensic Science (M.S.)

Degree Requirements

All students complete 37 credit hours of graduate work. No more than three courses may be taken at the 500 level. In addition to the required courses listed below, all students must select two elective courses from an approved list. To fulfill the capstone requirement, students must choose either the thesis option (6 credit hours) or a research (3-6 credit hours). A 3 credit research project can be supplemented with an internship at a participating professional laboratory (3 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements (19 credit hours):

FRSC 600

Law and Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 601

Forensic Molecular Biology (3)

FRSC 602 Forensic Chemistry (3)

FRSC 610

Forensic Serology (3)

FRSC 620

DNA Technologies in Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 621

Advanced DNA Technologies in Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 797

Graduate Seminar for Forensic Science (1)

 

Elective Courses* (12 credit hours):

BIOL 503

Advanced Genetics (3)

BIOL 508

Cell Biology (3)

BIOL 602

Molecular Biology (3)

FRSC 640

Chemistry of Dangerous Drugs (3)

FRSC 650

Forensic Microscopy (3)

FRSC 660

Death Analysis in Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 670

Forensic Analytical Methods (3)

FRSC 690

Forensic Toxicology (3)

FRSC 695

Topics in Forensic Science (3)

MATH 539

Biostatistics II (3)

*up to 6 elective units from other disciplines may be taken with permission from the FRSC Director

 

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours):

FRSC 787

Graduate Internship in Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 880

Research Project I in Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 881

Research Project II in Forensic Science (3)

FRSC 897

Thesis in Forensic Science (6)

Suggested Student Schedule

Year 1 - Fall (9 credits)

FRSC 601 Forensic Molecular Biology

FRSC 602 Forensic Chemistry

Elective Course

 

Year 1 - Spring (9 credits)

FRSC 600 Law and Forensic Science

FRSC 610 Serology

Elective Course

 

Year 2 - Fall (9 credits)

FRSC 620 DNA Technologies

Elective Course

Capstone Course

 

Year 2 - Spring (10 credits)

FRSC 621 Adv. DNA Technologies

FRSC 797 Forensic Seminar

Elective and Capstone Course

 

 


 

 

 

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