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FOR 100 - Survey in Forensic Science

Semester Hours: 3
This survey course in forensic science is intended for undergraduate students interested in investigative techniques. It is an integrated laboratory-lecture course that will introduce students to select topics in forensic science as well as some of the physical, chemical and instrumental methods used by detectives and forensic scientists to investigate evidence at the crime scene or in the laboratory. Lecture topics include identifying physical evidence, forensic investigative techniques, chemical and instrumental methods of analyzing evidence. Hands-on activities involving microscopic, spectroscopic, and noninstrumental methods of analysis will acquaint students with some of the fundamental techniques used in the evaluation and characterization of physical evidence. Students will also be introduced to forensic photography with emphasis on scientific documentation of physical evidence in the laboratory setting.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
CHEM 003A , 003B ; BIO 011 ; or permission of instructor. Lab fee additional.


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