Forensic Science Major, BS

(NYC)

Prepares students for employment in forensic laboratories and criminal investigation units as well as in biological and chemical research and in the pharmaceutical industry. It also prepares students for graduate study in forensic science, biology, chemistry, and biochemistry and for applying to medical and dental schools.

Note: Forensic Science undergraduates interested in the M.S. program in forensic science must apply for acceptance during the first term of their senior year.

University Core – (44-55)

Includes MAT 131 Calculus I, BIO 101 General Biology I, PHY 112 General Physics II, and CRJ 161 Criminal Investigations, and three required Major Auxiliary courses.

Foundation Requirements:

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

Area of Knowledge Requirements:

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

MAT 234Introduction to Probability and Statistical Analysis

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

PHY 111General Physics I

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

Inquiry and Exploration Requirements:

CRJ 161Criminal Investigation

3 credits

Forensic Major Requirements – (60)

Required Major Courses

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology

3 credits

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

CHE 301APhysical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics (Lecture Only)

3 credits

CHE 302APhysical Chemistry II (Lecture II)

3 credits

CHE 326Biochemistry

4 credits

CHE 328Advanced Biochemistry

3 credits

CHE 331Instrumental Analysis

4 credits

FOR 251Basic Criminalistics

3 credits

FOR 252Crime Scene Processing

3 credits

FOR 337Forensic Biology

4 credits

FOR 351Forensic Microscopy

3 credits

FOR 492Forensic Science Seminar

1 credits

Open Electives: (14-25)

Includes required Auxiliary Courses not taken for University Core credit. 

Total Credit Hours: 129

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