B.S. in Forensic Science and LTC 

This double major provides training in both forensic science and the law. Forensic science is the application of sciences to matters of law. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science requires foundational coursework in mathematics and the natural sciences. In addition, students complete the program’s forensic science core, which is designed to equip students with a background in forensic science core concepts, evidence collection, technical analysis, data interpretation, and professional regulatory practices. Students complete advanced coursework in analytical chemistry as well as upper-level courses in one of the program’s three options: digital forensics, forensic biology, or forensic chemistry. Students must complete the Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT) in order to be certified for graduation. In addition to this, students will have the traditional pre-law training required for LTC majors. Students will complete Legal Foundations electives, LTC Core electives, a coop, and a law-related senior seminar.  

B.S. in Forensic Science and LTC: Forensic Biology Option (125 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
FRSC 201 Intro to Forensic Science 3
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits13
2nd Semester
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
FRSC 307 Crime Scene Investigation &Lab 4
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
FRSC 359 Physical Methods of Forensic Analysis 4
Legal Foundations Elective 1 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BIOL 340 Mammalian Physiology 4
CHEM 473 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 475 Biochemistry Lab I 2
HIST 320 Law and Evidence 2 3
 Term Credits12
Fourth Year
1st Semester
BIOL 352 Genetics 3
HSS Senior Seminar GER 3 3
Legal Foundations Elective 3
LTC Core Elective 3
 Term Credits12
2nd Semester
FRSC 479 Forensic Biology 4
FRSC 480 Forensic Microscopy 4
Select one of the following: 3
Co-op Work Experience  
Research & Indep Study I  
Senior Seminar  
Legal Foundations Elective 3
 Term Credits14
Fifth Year
1st Semester
HIST 310 Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I 3
Computing GER 3
LTC Core Elective 3
LTC Core Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits125

B.S. in Forensic Science and LTC: Forensic Chemistry Option (128 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
CHEM 231 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
FRSC 201 Intro to Forensic Science 3
MATH 211 Calculus III A 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
Legal Foundations Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
FRSC 307 Crime Scene Investigation &Lab 4
HIST 320 Law and Evidence 2 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
CHEM 473 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 475 Biochemistry Lab I 2
FRSC 359 Physical Methods of Forensic Analysis 4
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
FRSC 475 Forensic Chemistry 4
Computing GER 3
HSS Senior Seminar GER 3 3
Legal Foundations Elective 3
 Term Credits13
2nd Semester
CHEM 480 Instrumental Analysis 2
FRSC 480 Forensic Microscopy 4
Select one of the following: 3
Co-op Work Experience  
Research & Indep Study I  
Senior Seminar  
LTC Core Elective 3
 Term Credits12
Fifth Year
1st Semester
HIST 310 Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I 3
Legal Foundation Elective 3
LTC Core Elective 3
LTC Core Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits128

B.S. in Forensic Science and LTC– Digital Forensics Option (120 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
FRSC 201 Intro to Forensic Science 3
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
CS 113 Introduction to Computer Science 3
FRSC 307 Crime Scene Investigation &Lab 4
IT 220 Wireless Networks 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits13
Third Year
1st Semester
FRSC 359 Physical Methods of Forensic Analysis 4
IT 202 Internet Applications 3
IT 230 Computer and Network Security 3
LTC Core Elective 3
Legal Foundations Elective 1 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
FRSC 480 Forensic Microscopy 4
HIST 320 Law and Evidence 2 3
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
HIST 310 Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I 3
 Term Credits13
Fourth Year
1st Semester
HSS Senior Seminar GER 3 3
IT 330 Computer Forensic 3
IT 340 Introduction to System Administration 3
Free Elective I 3
Legal Foundations Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IT 332 Digital Crime 3
IT 400 Information Technology and the Law 3
IT 430 Ethical Hacking for System Administrators 3
Select one of the following: 3
Co-op Work Experience  
Research & Indep Study I  
Senior Seminar  
Free Elective II 4 1
Legal Foundations Elective 3
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits120

Legal Foundations Electives

HIST 361The Founding of the American Nation3
HIST 362Sex, Gender, and the Law in American History3
HIST 364American Law in the World3
HIST 369Law and Society in History3
MGMT 290Business Law I3
PHIL 300Philosophy of Law and Social Justice3
STS 300Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Technology3
R790 304Intro Law And Legal Res3

LTC Core Electives

EVSC 335Environmental Law3
HIST 320Law and Evidence3
HIST 338Climate Change and Environmental Justice in America3
HIST 370Legal issues in the History of Media3
HIST 375Legal Issues in Environmental History3
HIST 378Medicine and Health Law in Modern America3
HIST 384Invention and Regulation3
IE 447Legal Aspects of Engineering3
IT 331Privacy and Information Technology3
IT 332Digital Crime3
IT 400Information Technology and the Law3
R790 382Environm Pol & Policy3