Forensic Science - BS/MS

Chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology majors may pursue the BS/MS option in forensic science. Students who wish to pursue this degree program can earn a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biotechnology and a master's degree in forensic science. Students apply for admission to this program during the fall of their junior year. If admitted, students begin taking graduate-level courses in the spring of their junior year. In order to be admitted to this BS/MS option, the student must have

  • A cumulative GPA and science and math GPA of 2.70 or better in all work attempted.
  • Earned a grade of "C" or better in all science and mathematics classes.
  • Completed at least 60 credit hours and be enrolled in a minimum of an additional 15 credit hours.
  • Completed FSCI 101.
  • Completed Organic Chemistry II (Chem 211 and 211L) and be enrolled in a minimum of one 300- or 400-level science course.
  • Submit a completed MSFS BS/MS Program Application, including three letters of recommendation prior to October 1 or March 1.
  • Submit a Graduate School Application by February 1 of the 4th year of the program.

Additional information can be found in the Chemistry, Biotechnology, or Biochemistry sections of this catalog.