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Description of the Program

Biology with Forensics

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Program Guide


Bachelor of Science

This major prepares students for employment or graduate studies in biological sciences with forensic applications, including such professions as a crime lab scientist or a member of a criminal investigations team.

To successfully complete the biology major, the following course work is required:

  • 36 credits in biology (2 of which must be in seminar)
  • 43 credits in chemistry, mathematics and physics
  • 13 credits in criminal justice
  • 31 CORE curriculum credits.
  • A minimum of 123 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College.

    Biology Component: 36 credits

    BIOL1003 General Biology I
    BIOL1004 General Biology II
    BIOL1005 General Biology I-Lab
    BIOL1006 General Biology II-Lab
    BIOL2025 Microbiology
    BIOL2025L Microbiology-Lab
    BIOL3013 Genetics
    BIOL3014 Genetics-Lab
    BIOL3026 Cell Biology
    BIOL3028 Special Topics in Biology
    BIOL3036 Biochemistry I
    BIOL3037 Biochemistry-Lab
    BIOL3038 Biochemistry II
    BIOL4030 Molecular Biology
    BIOL4031 Molecular Biology-Lab
    BIOL4059 Seminar in Biology
     

    Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics: 43 credits

    CHEM1001 General Chemistry I
    CHEM1002 General Chemistry II
    CHEM1003 General Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM1004 General Chemistry II-Lab
    CHEM2015 Organic Chemistry I
    CHEM2015L Organic Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry II
    CHEM2016L Organic Chemistry II-Lab
    CHEM3011 Analytical Chemistry I
    CHEM3011L Analytical Chemistry I-Lab
    CHEM3012 Analytical Chemistry II
    CHEM3012L Analytical Chemistry II-Lab
    MATH1032 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
    MATH1033 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
    MATH1040 Probability and Statistics
    PHYS1032 Physics I
    PHYS1032L Physics I-Lab
    PHYS1033 Physics II
    PHYS1033L Physics II-Lab
     

    Criminal Justice: 13 credits

    CRIM1001 Intro Criminal Justice
    CRIM3010 Criminal Law
    CRIM3041 Criminalistics
    CRIM3045 Criminal Investigations
     

    Advanced Science: 3 credits- choose one course

    CHEM3026 Inorganic Chemistry

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