FSCI 760 Research Project & Presentation I

3 credits

Begins the process of a formal master's thesis or scientific paper. This course is the first half of a two course, year-long sequence that will conclude with FSCI 761. The student will conduct a forensic science research project on campus or at an approved off-campus facility. Under the direction of the host mentor, each student will perform independent and original research. The student will develop a formal research proposal which he/she will then present to a faculty panel. The student will complete a minimum of 200 hours of laboratory work during this course. Written requirements include keeping a formal laboratory notebook, preparing the introduction/literature review section of the thesis, and completing initial drafts of the methods and results sections of the thesis. Laboratory course.

Prerequisite(s): FSCI 500 and two track courses (may be take concurrently)