Forensic Sciences Option in Biotechnology Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in biotechnology and for entry into the biology track, chemistry track or crime scene investigation track of the forensic sciences master's program. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement. Courses with one or more pre-or co-requisites are listed in the course description.

Major Requirements:

BIO 113

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics

BIO 113L

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory

BIO 114

General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms

BIO 114L

General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms Laboratory

BIO 115

General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution

BIO 115L

General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

BIO 217

Principles of Biochemistry

BT 205

Laboratory Safety and Quality Assurance

BT 255

Techniques in Molecular Biology

BT 355

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology

CHEM 310

Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 310L

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 410

Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 410L

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

FSCI 101

Survey of Forensic Science

FSCI 400

Senior Forensic Science Seminar

FSCI 655

Practicum Rotations

Electives*:

Any two biology or chemistry courses

Any two biology or chemistry laboratory courses

*At least two elective courses must be at the 300-400 level or higher. One biology/chemistry elective is fulfilled by a forensic sciences track course in the master's program.

Secondary Requirements:

CHEM 115

General Chemistry I

CHEM 115L

General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 116

General Chemistry II

CHEM 116L

General Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 210

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 210L

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 211

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 211L

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

MATH 220

Calculus I*

MATH 235

Statistical Methods

PHIL 415

Professional Ethics*

PHYS 210 or PHYS 215

General Physics I or

Physics I with Calculus*

PHYS 211 or PHYS 216

General Physics II or

Physics II with Calculus*

SCI 100

School of the Sciences New Student Seminar


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