Mission, Goals & Objectives

 

Mission

To teach and continually emphasize forensic science foundational principles in all aspects of instruction to help produce a future generation of competent, credible and ethical forensic scientists.

Goals & objectives for program students

 

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Forensic Science, students will:

  1. Have the necessary theoretical and practical background in all the primary areas of criminalistics for a career in forensic science. These topics include crime scene reconstruction, pattern analysis, microscopy, forensic molecular biology and forensic chemistry.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills necessary for a career in Criminalistics.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret scientific data.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to provide proper scientific expert witness courtroom testimony.
  5. Demonstrate professional conduct and the personal characteristics expected of professionals in the Forensic Science  community.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to be research scientist.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills.