Forensic Sciences Option in Biochemistry or Chemistry Program

Biochemistry and Chemistry majors may pursue the BS/MS option in forensic sciences. Students who wish to pursue this 4+1 program earn a B.S. in Biochemistry or Chemistry in four years and an M.S. in forensic sciences in as little as one additional year. Students apply for admission into the BS/MS program during their junior year. Applications will be available on September 1 and February 1. Admission to this program is based on the following criteria:

  • Cumulative and science/math GPA of 3.0 or higher in all course work attempted.
  • Grade of "C" or better in all science and mathematics courses.
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours and enrollment in a minimum of an additional 15 credit hours.
  • Completion of FSCI 101.
  • Completion of Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 211 and 211L) and enrollment in a minimum of one 300 or 400 level science course.
  • Submission of a completed MSFS BS/MS Program Application, including three letters of recommendation, prior to October 1 and March 1.

Once accepted into the program, the undergraduate student may take up to 18 graduate credits beginning in the spring of his/her junior year.

Students, once accepted into the program, must submit a Graduate Application in the last semester of their undergraduate education. Application must be made prior to September 15 for a planned January start date and prior to February 15 for a planned August start date.