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Forensic Science (BS) Program Overview

Forensic scientists are critical to the judicial system. The American Academy of Forensic Sciences describes the work of the forensic expert as the search for truth. If you’re naturally curious with a passion for justice, earning a forensic science degree from our Christ-centered program could be for you.

A Forensic Science Standout

As a forensic science major, you’ll complete a rigorous program of science and criminal justice classes while polishing your communication skills through writing assignments. Numerous summer internships are available, and your forensic science advisor will help you apply for them. In the past, majors have interned with NCIS and local police departments.

“We can tailor-fit courses to students’ interests,” says Dr. Joe Saunders. We offer special topics valuable to your career, from DNA analysis to arson investigation. Whether you dream of a career in local law enforcement or on the national stage, this forensic science degree will help you achieve your goals. Ready to join the ranks of the truth-seekers? Complete the request information form and arrange to sit in on a class during your visit to campus.

The Academic Catalog is the student’s guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield University.

Tuition: On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: January 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years

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Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (53 Credits)

General Education requirements can vary. Please reference the academic catalog for specific information 

  • Intro to the Writing Process
  • Argumentative & Analytical Writing
  • Literature
  • Biblical Perspectives
  • World Civilization I or II
  • US History I or II
  • General Chemistry I & Lab
  • General Chemistry II & Lab
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • College Algebra I
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Invitation to Inquiry
  • Personal Wellness
  • Character Formation
  • Civic & Global Response
Core Requirements (67 Credits)

  • Fundamentals of Biology & Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry & Lab
  • Senior Seminar I
  • Senior Seminar II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Quantitative & Instrumental Analysis
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Internship
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Inferential Statistics
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II
  • Information Technology (Choose One)
    • Program Design & Development
    • Personal Computers
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Polygraph Examiner
Forensic Toxicologist
Forensic Accountant
Forensic Ballistics Expert
Forensic Pathologist
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