Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Forensic Science Emphasis Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

No grade below a C- will be accepted as credit toward the major.

General Education Core

Course Credit Hours
Core Course Requirements 17-18
Knowledge Areas Requirements 19

University Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BA Degree - Foreign Language/ASL requirement 16 hours or proficiency test
BS Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 hours

Core Requirements (Both Track A & B) - 18 Hours

Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
CJ 3020 Criminal Justice Management 3
CJ 3270 Criminology 3
CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 4990 Criminal Justice Seminar 3

Complete either Track A or B

Track A (31 hours)

Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
CJ 3100 Advanced Criminalistics 3
CJ 3400 Drugs and Crime 3
CHEM 1210/15 Chemical Principles I /Lab 5
CHEM 1220/25 Chemical Principles II /Lab 5
Upper Division Credits in CJ, CHEM, or BIOL 6

Track B (29 Hours)

Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
CJ 3100 Advanced Criminalistics 3
CJ 3400 Drugs and Crime 3
BIOL 2420/2425 Human Physiology/Lab 4
BIOL 2060-2065 - Microbiology
Or
BIOL 3060-3065 - Genetics
4
Upper Division Credits in CJ, CHEM, or BIOL 6

Free Electives (includes completing minor & BA/BS requirement): 35-37

Total Credits, BA or BS degree: 120