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Forensic physical evidence

Admission requirements

In addition to the M.S. in Forensic Science general admission requirements, applicants to the forensic physical evidence track should have a minimum of nine semester credits or equivalent of upper-level science course work. This may include, but is not limited to, courses in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics or biochemistry.

Degree requirements

The forensic physical evidence 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 physical evidence track:

FRSC 565 Scientific Crime Scene Investigation (lecture/laboratory)
FRSC 661 Analysis of Pattern Evidence (lecture/laboratory) or FRSC 662 Firearm and Toolmark Identification (lecture/laboratory)
*Electives must be selected with academic adviser.



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