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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Forensic Science, B.S.


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Dr. Frank Bailey, director
SCI 2026
615-898-5483
Frank.Bailey@mtsu.edu
Suzanne Hicks, advisor
Suzanne.Hicks@mtsu.edu

www.mtsu.edu/forensicscience/

The interdisciplinary major in Forensic Science consists of a strong interdisciplinary curriculum within the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Criminal Justice. The goals of the Forensic Science major are to provide a strong academic foundation that offers preparation for advanced study in forensic science or employment in public crime laboratories, specialized private laboratories, and law enforcement agencies; to understand the role of the forensic scientist in the criminal justice system and offer preparation to present oral and written findings to the court; and to provide student interaction with current forensic practitioners through seminars and internships.

Forensic Science is the application of techniques and principles of the natural and physical sciences to the analysis of evidence collected during criminal investigations. Career options exist with the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, forensic laboratories, medical examiner offices, hospitals, military, private firms, and universities.

No minor is required since this degree is highly interdisciplinary. The requirements for a major in Forensic Science can be obtained from an advisor of the program.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Forensic Science, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1910 (Math)
  • BIOL 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (73 hours)


Supporting Courses (14 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Forensic Science


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


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