Forensic Science (BCJ)

A Degree With an Investigative Focus

Students earning a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) in Forensic Science learn the legal, ethical, natural science, and laboratory skills necessary for effective professional careers in law enforcement agencies, the investigative services of the army forces, and specialized CSI units. You will also be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in criminal justice, forensic science, and law to name just a few examples.

You will be exposed to the principles of criminal law and procedures, chemistry, biology, human anatomy and physiology, evidence processing, and instrumental analysis.

Students interested in a Forensic Science degree have the option to graduate with the Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Forensic Science or enter into the Bachelor of Science track.

An Education For Real Life

Students in this major will acquire a general and broad, yet comprehensive knowledge base in the field of forensic science.  You will receive the scientific background needed to work in any investigative unit. You will develop proficiency in both knowledge and application of rules of evidence, evidence handling, processing, chemical analysis, and presentation/explanation in court.  

What You Can Expect From Your TU Forensic Science BCJ Degree:

  1. Graduates will obtain a general and broad, yet comprehensive knowledge base in the field of forensic science. 
  2. Graduates will develop critical thinking and analytical thought processes.
  3. Graduates will become familiar with the criminal justice system in general and the court system in particular.  
  4. Graduates will develop proficiency in both knowledge and application of rules of evidence, evidence handling, processing, analysis, and presentation/explanation in court.  
  5. Graduates will be provided with professional skills for courtroom presentation.  
  6. Graduates will be prepared to become professional, employable crime scene investigators.

 

Your BCJ In Forensic Science Curriculum

Criminal Justice Core

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
JUS110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
JUS201 Criminal Law 3
JUS202 Criminal Procedures 3
JUS361 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
ENF293 Criminology 3
SCS300 Research Design (w) 3
SCS470 Internship I 3

Forensic Science (BCJ) Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
FSC115 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
ENF460 Evidence Processing (w) 4
NAT310 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (w) 3
CHM131 General Chemistry I 4
CHM132 General Chemistry II 4
CHM331 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM381 Quantitative Analysis 4
CHM481 Instrumental Analysis 4

 

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For more information about the BCJ Forensic Science degree program, or the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, contact us at (419) 448-3292, or (800) 968-6446, ext. 3292.

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