2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

FOS 313 An Introduction to Criminalistics for Forensic Science Majors

3 hours: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory 

An introduction to the problems and techniques of the scientific examination of physical evidence with emphasis on documentation and interpretation of physical patterns. Review of the theoretical bases of methods of comparison and their influence on scientific interpretation. Topics will include scientific photography, imprints, impressions, tool marks, gunshot residue, cordage and textile examinations. Laboratory exercises will include forensic photography, analysis of fingerprints, hair, gunshot residue and footwear outsole patterns.




ENG 201 and CHE 201-CHE 202


This course has a $30.00 material fee. This course may not be taken after FOS 415-FOS 516.