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Curriculum

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

37 credits, including 31 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor. Successful completion of an independent study project and a master's comprehensive examination also is required.

Required
FORS 6004Fundamentals of Forensic Science I
FORS 6005Fundamentals of Forensic Science II
FORS 6020Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assurance
FORS 6201Forensic Biology
FORS 6224Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
FORS 6225Statistics for Forensic Scientists
FORS 6241Forensic Molecular Biology I
FORS 6242Forensic Molecular Biology II
FORS 6243Forensic Molecular Biology III
FORS 6247Population Genetics
FORS 6292Graduate Seminar (taken twice) *
Electives
Six additional credits selected in consultation with the departmental advisor
Other requirements
Successful completion of an independent research project is required.
Successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination is required.
*Students must register for FORS 6292 in their first semester and again after or during the completion of the required independent research project.