BIO 216 Introduction to Forensic Science

3 credits

(Same as CHEM 216) A survey course in forensic science that introduces the scientific basis for solving crimes. The various chemical analyses and instrumentation utilized will be introduced. Basic principles of biology and chemistry are presented and explored in the context of forensic investigation. Topics include drugs and toxicology, arson explosives, forensic biology (DNA), trace evidence analysis, firearms and toolmark identification, and questioned document examination. This course satisifies the Core Curriculum Requirement for a non-lab science.

Prerequisite(s): None