FSCI 100: Introduction to Forensic Science
3 Semester Credit Hours
A non-laboratory course designed to familiarize students with the basic principles and uses of forensic science in the criminal justice system. Forensic science is the study and application of science to the processes of law and involves the collection, examination, evaluation and interpretation of physical evidence. Basic applications of the biological, physical, chemical and medical sciences are applied to questions of evidence and law. Demonstrations of modern instrumental techniques used in the forensic laboratory are included. In addition to serving as a General Education Natural Sciences option, this introductory course is a requirement in the forensic science minor and provides a foundation for further course work in biology, chemistry and criminal justice. Three lecture hours per week.