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Degree Course Requirements

The forensic science major is presented in two concentrations - Biology or Chemistry. The average course load is 15-16 hours based on eight semesters.

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science 
Biology Concentration – 124 hours

General Education Requirements – 42 hours:
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.
Mathematics and Science – 12 hrs.
Other – 9 hrs.

Program Requirements – 78 hours:
Natural Science Core Courses – 27 hrs.
Specialized Science Courses – 12 hrs.
Forensic Science Courses – 20 hrs.
Additional Courses – 19 hrs.

Additional Requirements – 4 hrs.


Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science 
Chemistry Concentration – 125 hours

General Education Requirements – 42 hours:
Written Communication – 6 hrs.
Oral Communication – 3 hrs.
Social Science & Humanities – 12 hrs.
Mathematics and Science – 12 hrs.
Other – 9 hrs.

Program Requirements – 79 hours:
Natural Science Core Courses – 26 hrs.
Specialized Science Courses – 12 hrs.
Forensic Science Courses – 20 hrs.
Additional Courses – 21 hrs.

Additional Requirements – 4 hours