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Forensic Science (BS)

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.

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

Available Grants & Scholarships

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education Requirements

  • Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Biblical Perspectives
  • Developing the Christian Mind
  • Math/Science* (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities* (6 Credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science* (3 Credits)
  • Degree Requirements (BA or BS/BSN)* (6 Credits)
  • Personal Wellness
  • ESS Activity Course* (1 Credit)
  • Career Pathways I & II (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways III & IV (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways V & VI (2 Credits)

* Course or requirement includes multiple options. Online offerings may differ.

Core Requirements

  • Fundamentals of Biology & Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry & Lab
  • 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
  • Senior Seminar I
  • Senior Seminar II
Electives (19-21 Credits)

Elective requirements for this program are detailed in the undergraduate catalog.

Total Credits: 120

For a full breakdown of each course, reference the undergraduate catalog located in Academic Resources.

Polygraph Examiner
Forensic Toxicologist
Forensic Accountant
Forensic Ballistics Expert
Forensic Pathologist
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