Joan Cutone 
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program

Biology with Forensics

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 & Calculus I
    MATH1033 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
    MATH1040 Probability & 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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