Catalog • 2011-2012

Forensic Science Courses

FSC 101 Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations - 4 credits

The role of Forensic Science continues to grow in criminal investigations. As this dynamic continues to change, it becomes increasingly important for investigators to fully understand and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of physical evidence. This science for non-science majors course will provide students with an overview of what happens from the crime scene to the laboratory, and then finally in the court room. Through lecture and hands-on exercises in the laboratory students will develop a fundamental appreciation for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and how Forensic Science applies these natural sciences to address legal issues.