Forensic Studies (B.S.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Justice Studies

http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/ForensicsBS/index.asp
(239) 590-7196

2015-2016 Catalog Year

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.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit a FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Satisfy general education program requirements.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX037

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab I (4) or ((BSC 1010(3) and BSC 1010L (1))
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 1045C General Chemistry w/Lab I (4) or ((CHM 1045(3) and CHM 1045L(1))
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX025C or (CHMX025 and CHMX025L)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (36 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    ANT 2511C Intro to Physical Anthropology (3)
    ANT 3520 Forensic Anthropology (3)
    CCJ 1080 Intro to Forensic Studies (3)
    CCJ 3603 Forensic Behavioral Analysis (3)
    CCJ 3670 Crime Scene Investigation (3)
    CCJ 3700 Meth Criminal Justice Research (3)
    CCJ 3701 Criminal Justice Data Analysis (3)
    CCJ 4054 Ethics in the Crim Justice Sys (3)
    CCJ 4934 Senior Sem (Criminal Justice) (3)
    CJE 4612 Interview and Interrogation (3)
    CJL 4133 Criminal Evidence (3)
    DSC 2006 Homeland Security (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 12 credits from any of the following:
    PLA 3205 Courtroom Techniques (3)
    PLA 4570 Globalization & the Rule of Law (3)
    3000-4999 course(s)* with any of the following prefixes: CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ or CJL

    *Courses used to fulfill required courses in the major cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree.
  1. Communication (6 hrs)
    1. Select ENC 1101
    2. Select ENC 1102
  2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
    1. Select STA 2023
    2. Select MAC 2233
  3. Humanities (9 hrs)
    1. Select Hum 2510
  4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
    1. Select ECO 2013
    2. Select ECO 2023
  5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

    Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers.

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • At least 48 of the 120 credits must be in the upper division (3000-4999).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 8/31/2015.