Course Sequence

 

Fall I:

FSC 503 – Professional Communication (2 credits)
FSC 505 – Separations Chemistry (2 credits)
FSC 506 – Analytical Spectroscopy (2 credits)
FSC 513 – Advanced Microscopy (3 credits)

Students with an undergraduate course in biochemistry, take two the following three courses:

FSC 508 – Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology (3 credits)
FSC 509 – Advanced Crime Scene Reconstruction (3 credits)
FSC 515 – Advanced Forensic Pattern Analysis (3 credits)

Students without an undergraduate course in biochemistry, take:

CHE 308 – Biochemistry I (3 credits)

and either

FSC 509 – Advanced Crime Scene Reconstruction (3 credits)
or
FSC 515 – Advanced Forensic Pattern Analysis (3 credits)

Spring II:

BIO 548 – Research Design and Statistics (3 credits)
FSC 500 – Thesis Prospectus (2 credits)
FSC 510 – Recent Advances in Forensic Biology (4 credits)
FSC 511 – Molecular Biology (3 credits)

Students without an undergraduate genetics course must register for BIO 313 (Mendelian and Population Genetics – 3 credits)

Summer Session I:

FSC 501 – Summer Research I (3 credits)

Summer Session II:

FSC 502 – Summer Research II (3 credits)

Fall II:

FSC 507 – Forensic Chemistry (3 credits)
FSC 516 – Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology Laboratory (2 credits)
FSC 599 – Continuing Research (1 credit)

Students also take the following courses not taken in Fall I:

FSC 508 – Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology (3 credits)
FSC 509 – Advanced Crime Scene Reconstruction (3 credits)
FSC 515 – Advanced Forensic Pattern Analysis (3 credits)

Spring II:

FSC 504 – Seminar (2 credits)
FSC 512 – Forensic Science Administration (2 credits)
FSC 514 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Science (2 credits)
FSC 599 – Continuing Research (1 credit)