Forensic Science MS (Non-Thesis)

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The new 12-month accelerated Forensic Science MS (non-thesis) program is available in both Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry.  This program consists solely of advanced coursework and laboratory courses.  The program is based on 30 credits of completed coursework.  A sample 12-month curriculum is as follows:

 

Forensic Biology (credits)Forensic Chemistry (credits)
FallFIS 50500 (3) – Current Issues in FSFallFIS 50500 (3) – Current Issues in FS
FallFIS 52100 (3) – Forensic BiologyFallFIS 51100 (3) – Forensic Chemistry I
FallFIS 51500 (3) – Forensic Science & the LawFallFIS 51500 (3) – Forensic Science & the Law
Fall BIOL 50700 (3) – Molecular BiologyFallCHEM 696 (3) – Special Topics in Chemistry
SpringFIS 53000 (3) – Population GeneticsSpringFIS 51200 (3) – Forensic Chemistry II
Spring FIS 50600 (3) – Adv. Forensic MicroscopySpringFIS 50600 (3) - Adv. Forensic Microscopy
Spring FIS 59700 (3) – Lab Project DesignSpringFIS 59700 (3) – Lab Project Design
Spring*BIOL Elective (3)Spring*CHEM Elective (3)
SummerFIS 50800 (2) – Forensic Science Laboratory ManagementSummerFIS 50800 (2) – Forensic Science Laboratory Management
SummerLAW-D774 (2) – Law & FSSummerLAW-D774 (2) – Law & FS
TOTAL REQUIRED COURSEWORK: 30 crTOTAL REQUIRED COURSEWORK: 30 cr
*Elective may be internship in a forensic lab*Elective may be internship in a forensic lab

Non-Thesis

The non-thesis Forensic Science MS Program may be completed full-time or part-time, however, only full-time students may complete the program in 12 months. 


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