Forensic Science is ranked in the top 30 fastest growing jobs in the United States. The Forensic Science program at Marian University is a joint effort of the School of Criminal Justice and the School of Mathematics and Natural Science. The collaboration of the two schools combines knowledge, criminal justice training and approaches with scientific analytical techniques. Students majoring in Forensic Science will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.
Undergraduates with a major in Forensic Science are required to have a minor in chemistry. They will be trained in crime scene reconstruction, criminal laboratory science, evidence handling and storage, scientific physical and DNA analysis of evidence, police science, evidentiary testing and analysis, and investigative techniques.
General Education Program: 46-49 credits.
Major satisfies natural sciences mathematic common core and elective core requirements, the laboratory science common core requirement, the social science elective core requirement and the applied liberal arts elective core requirement.
Other requirements: The Forensic Science Major requires completion of a concurrent minor in chemistry, including CHE 201: Organic Chemistry I-Lecture, CHE 251: Organic Chemistry I-Lab, CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II-Lecture, CHE 252: Organic Chemistry II-Lab, and CHE 302: Biochemistry.
Progression Policy: Forensic Science majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 beginning with entry to sophomore year and continuing through the first semester of senior year. Progression will be based on fall and spring ending cumulative GPAs only.
Transfer Students must complete one-half of their major and one-third of their minor credits at Marian University.
58-63 credits as follows:
BIO 101 Biological Principles I, 4 cr.
BIO 102 Biological Principles II, 4 cr.
BIO 301 Genetics & Lab, 4 cr.
CRJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.
CRJ 302 Criminal Procedures, 3 cr.
CRJ 340 Principles of Judicial Practice, 3 cr.
FOS 105 Survey of Forensic Sciences, 1 cr.
FOS 300 Forensic Photography, 3 cr.
FOS 350 Forensic Photography Lab., 1 cr.
FOS 304 Rules of Evidence, 3 cr.
FOS 305 Crime Scene Investigation, 3 cr.
FOS 355 Crime Scene Investigation Lab., 1 cr.
FOS 405 Forensic Sciences, 3 cr.
FOS 455 Forensic Sciences Lab., 1 cr.
FOS 412 Forensic Science Literature and Seminar, 2 cr.
FOS 497 Internship, 1-3 cr.
PHS 203 University Physics I, 5 cr.
PHS 205 University Physics II, 5 cr.
MAT 122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4 cr.
MAT 304 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I, 3 cr.
Chemistry minor required
CHE 101 Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHE 102 Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I, 3 cr.
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II, 3 cr.
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 300 Analytical Chemistry, 4 cr.
CHE 302 Biochemistry, 5 cr.
5-7 credits from the following:
CHE 301 Instrumental Analysis, 4 cr.
CHE 401 Physical Chemistry I, 3 cr.
CHE 451 Physical Chemistry I-Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 402 Physical Chemistry II, 3 cr.
CHE 452 Physical Chemistry II-Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 411 Advanced Organic Chemistry, 3 cr.
FOS 406 Detection & Recovery of Remains, 2 cr.
FOS 407 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, 2 cr.
FOS 457 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Lab, 1 cr.
FOS 408 Fingerprint Analysis, 2 cr.
FOS 458 Fingerprint Analysis Lab, 1 cr.
FOS 409 Advanced Forensic Photography, 2 cr.
FOS 459 Advanced Forensic Photography Lab., 1 cr.