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Courses for a Degree in Forensic Science

In addition to a focus on forensic science courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Forensic Science Courses:

  • Critical Analysis in Science
  • Forensic Photography and Reconstruction
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Crime Scene Processing Lab
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Toxicology
  • Body Fluid and DNA Analysis
  • Forensic Microscopy and Spectroscopy
  • Forensic Biology
  • Genetics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Biology
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Calculus for Biomedical Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology