Master of Forensic Science in Forensic Toxicology
The Master of Arts in Forensic Science in Forensic Toxicology is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and prepares students for careers in a medical examiner's office or a private testing laboratory. Students learn how to conduct analyses of biological samples, interpret their findings, and determine the presence of drugs.
Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology from an accredited university with course work through instrumental analysis or permission of the department. In addition to the required courses in each of those majors, the following specific courses are strongly recommended: instrumental analysis, physiology, and biochemistry.
Required: The general requirements stated under the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The program of study consists of 36 credit hours of approved course work. All candidates are required to pass a written Master's Comprehensive Examination.
FORS 6213 Elements of Forensic Sciences
FORS 6290 Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
FORS 6223 Criminal Law III: Moot Court
FORS 6231 Principles of Toxicology
FORS 6232 Analytical Toxicology
FORS 6234 Medicinal Chemistry I
FORS 6235 Medicinal Chemistry II
FORS 6236 Forensic Toxicology I
FORS 6237 Forensic Toxicology II
FORS 6292 Graduate Seminar
FORS 6295 Research (1-3 credits)
Additional appropriate courses may be selected from the other courses offered by the Departments of Forensic Sciences, Pharmacology, etc.
It is strongly recommended that students participate in FORS 6298, the forensic sciences practicum.
Additional degree requirements are set forth in the University Bulletin. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship program in one or more local toxicology laboratories.