Forensic Science (FSCI)
FSCI-101 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE 4.00 Credits
Introduces students to the field of forensic science. Will focus on different forms of physical evidence, including their collection, analysis and evidentiary value in a criminal investigation. The laboratory portion of the course will supplement the lecture and allow students to examine evidence using modern techniques and instrumentation. Topics discussed include organic and inorganic chemical analyses of physical evidence, principles of serology and DNA analysis, identification of fresh and decomposed human remains, ballistics, fingerprint analysis, facial reconstruction, drug analysis and forensic entomology. Pre-requisite: Completion of MATH-023 or MATH-025 or higher, excluding MTHPT-103P, MATH-153P and MATH-157P, or have satisfactory math placement scores into MATH-108 or higher.