BIO 216/CHEM 216 Introduction to Forensic Science

3 credits

Introduces the scientific basis for solving crimes. The various chemical analyses and instrumentation utilized are discussed. 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 does not satisfy a minor requirement in Biology.

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to non-science majors

General Education: Non-laboratory science