Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
Advanced to the Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for spring 2013 review and approval:
B.S. Forensic Chemistry, BS-NS FRC
FOR 312 Chemistry and Criminalistics. Prerequisites: CHE 201, FOR 122, and MAT 311. Chemistry as an investigative aid in the process of criminal justice. Basic chemical, physical, and microscopic techniques used in criminal investigations. Relevant laws and legal issues that have an impact on scientific evidence. Professional practice and ethics in the field of forensic science. The overall function of the criminalist from the gathering of evidence to the final presentation of expert testimony.
FOR 414 Forensic Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisites: FOR 312 and CHE 403; Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 303 or BIO 350. Instruction and laboratory experiences in a wide range of forensic chemistry topics, including experiments in DNA for human identification, identification of illicit drugs, determination of blood alcohol, materials analysis, and arson. The practice of presenting scientific evidence in a courtroom setting.