Catalog 2015-2016 > College of Natural and Health Sciences > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics > Forensic Science > Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Forensic Science
Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to graduate.
CHE 234, CHE 235L (W): grade of "C" or better
Social Science: (IG) (NW)
CHE 432, CHE 433L: grade "C" or better
Humanities/Fine Arts: (IG) (NW)
Social Science (IG) (NW)
2 credits of CHE 410, CHE 460, or CHE 463 are required
Total Credit Hours: 128
Note: The natural science and math components of the Baccalaureate Experience are fulfilled by courses in the above sequence (i.e., BIO 198, CHE 152, MAT 260). BIO 199, as a part of the biology lower-core curriculum, is a prerequisite for all upper-level biology courses.
WRI 281 is strongly recommended for the Forensic Science major. The above schedule of classes is recommended for students who are most interested in the chemistry and toxicology fields of forensic analysis. Students who are more interested in DNA analysis are encouraged to schedule CHE 320, BIO 300, and BIO 370 earlier in their plans noted in the model plan shown above, and students who are more interested in crime scene investigation are encouraged to schedule CRM 206 and CRM 307 earlier in their plans in consultation with their academic advisors.