2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

SCI 114 Scientific Principles of Forensic Science

3 hours 

This course is an introduction to basic scientific investigative methods used in forensic science. It is primarily laboratory based and students will examine materials for the presence of blood, analyze hair and fibers, isolate DNA, analyze soil samples, and study landmark cases in forensic science to contrast fact from fiction. To be an effective scientific investigator, students will learn how to apply chemistry, biology, and physics to analyze data in order to solve criminal justice problems.




This course satisfies the Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences area of the Gen Ed Program.