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Forensic biology

Admission requirements

In addition to the M.S. in Forensic Science general admission requirements, applicants to the forensic biology track should have a minimum of nine semester credits or equivalent of upper-level course work in the biological or biochemical sciences. This may include, but is not limited to, courses in cell biology, general biochemistry, genetics and/or molecular biology.

Degree requirements

The forensic biology track requires a minimum of 15 additional credit hours beyond the core course work for a total of 42 credit hours. See General degree requirements for the core curriculum.

In addition to the core curriculum, the following courses are required for the forensic biology track:

FRSC 565 Scientific Crime Scene Investigation (lecture/laboratory)
FRSC 676 Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis (lecture/laboratory)
BIOL/HGEN 516 Population Genetics
* Electives must be selected with academic adviser; at least one elective must be a graduate-level molecular biology-related course.



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