The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Forensic Studies is a contemporary multidisciplinary curriculum that blends the social, behavioral, and physical sciences with the United States' system of jurisprudence. The curriculum also examines the role of these disciplines in the analysis of natural and human made disasters, and homeland security. It provides students with the skills requisite to the investigation of criminal offenses and the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of criminal offenders. It also provides students with knowledge pertaining to forensic applications in civil cases, child abuse and neglect, and domestic violence. This curriculum integrates the multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives with research in the examination, identification, and application of alternative solutions to social problems. This program builds upon a solid liberal arts core to achieve a balanced justice perspective, which includes an emphasis upon the victim, the offender, the system of jurisprudence, and society.
The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites:
For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.