Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 52

Forensic Criminal Investigation has become a vital part of law enforcement on both local and international levels. This degree program is housed within the Department of Justice, Law, and Public Safety. This program provides considerable opportunities for the study of the complexities of criminal investigation.

Majors in this program may wish to take a minor in Communication Studies for Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies Majors and/or a minor in Business Studies for Criminal/Social Justice Majors and/or a minor in Cyber Security Science.

I. Core Courses (52)

A. Required Science Courses (25)
02-101 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
02-102 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
02-103 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
02-104 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
03-102 Basic Inorganic Chemistry Lab I (1)
03-105 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry (3)
03-122 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry (3)
03-123 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
81-467 Applied Forensic Techniques (3)
81-468 Applied Forensic Techniques Lab (1)
17-100 Elementary Laboratory Physics (3)

B. Required Criminal Justice Courses (21)
81-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
81-200 Court Systems and Probation (3)
81-220 Criminology (3)
81-250 Criminal Investigation (3)
81-341 Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Investigations (3)
81-430 Elements of Criminal Law (3)
81-445 Criminal Procedures/Rules of Evidence (3)

C. Required Art and Design Course (3)
01-181 Digital Photography (3)

D. Required English Course (3)
06-302 Writing in the Disciplines (3)

II.  The Advanced Writing Requirement in Forensic Criminal Investigation is fulfilled by successful completion of 06-302 Writing in the Disciplines: Law Enforcement.