Forensic Science Option in Biochemistry, Biology or Chemistry Program

Biochemistry, biology and chemistry majors may pursue the bachelor's to master's option in forensic science. Students who wish to pursue this 4+1 program earn a B.S. in biochemistry, biology or chemistry in four years and an M.F.S. in forensic science in as little as one additional year. Students apply for admission into the program during their junior year. Applications will be available on September 1 and February 1. Admission to this program is based on the following criteria:

  • Cumulative and science/math GPA of 3.0 or higher in all course work attempted.
  • Grade of "C" or better in all science and mathematics courses.
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours and enrollment in a minimum of an additional 15 credit hours.
  • Completion of FSCI 101.
  • Completion of Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 211 and 211L) and enrollment in a minimum of one 300 or 400 level science course.
  • Submission of a completed MFS Bachelors to Masters Program Application, including three letters of recommendation, prior to October 1 or March 1.

Once accepted into the program, the bachelor's to master's degree seeking student may take up to 18 graduate credits beginning in the spring of his/her junior year.

Students, once accepted into the program, must submit a Master's Degree Application in the last semester of their undergraduate education.

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