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Courses for a Degree in Forensic Science

Forensic Science focuses on analyzing evidence from crimes and understanding how it can be used in court.

For this major you’ll take lots of forensic science classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in forensic science.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in forensic science:

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