FSCJ 2400 The Judicial Process. Three credits. The structure and function of the judicial system; the major problems and needs of the judicial segment of the criminal justice system; major emphasis on the basic concepts of criminal law and administration.
FRSC 3010 Forensic Seminar. Two Credits. Prerequisite: Minimum of junior standing and permission of program coordinator. Professional aspects of forensic science including readings and discussions of ethics, legal responsibilities, case studies, and presentations by practitioners. Two hours of lecture.
FSCH 3530 Principles of Biochemistry. Four credits. Prerequisites: CHEM 2030/2031 or 3020/3021. Corequisite: FSCH 3531. Structure,
properties, and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins and their reactions
in living organisms. Forensic applications considered. Three-hour lecture and one
FSCH 3531 Principles of Biochemistry Lab. Zero credits. Corequisite: FSCH 3530.
FRSC 4010 Forensic Senior Seminar. Two Credits. Prerequisite: FRSC 3010, senior standing and permission of program coordinator. Discussions of issues relating to Forensic Science with frequent guest lecturers from state and federal agencies, private entities, and academics. Practical experience in the treatment of evidence with a mock crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, forensic analysis, and courtroom testimony. Two hours of lecture.
FRSC 4020 Forensic Internship. Four Credits. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of program coordinator. A supervised laboratory experience for advanced students in a professional setting, a minimum of 160 hours on site along with a final written activity report required.
FSCH 4230 Instrumental Analysis. Four credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 2230/2231. Corequisite: FSCH 4231. Potentiometric
titration, polarographic, coulometric, gas chromatographic, ultraviolet, visible and
infrared absorption, and atomic absorption techniques of analysis. Requirements and
limitations of each technique for obtaining quantitative measurements; applications
to various chemical systems from both theoretical and experimental standpoints. Forensic
applications considered. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.
FSCH 4231 Instrumental Analysis Lab. Zero credits. Corequisite: FSCH 4230.
FSBI 4300 Immunology. Four credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 2230/2231. Corequisite: FSBI 4301. Humoral and
cellular mechanisms of immunity, forensic science applications considered. Two lectures
and one three-hour laboratory.
FSBI 4301 Immunology Lab. Zero credits. Corequisite: FSBI 4300.
FSCJ 4330 Criminal Investigations. Three credits. (For Criminal Justice Administration majors or minors or with permission of instructor. General investigative responsibilities and techniques including administration, preparation, investigative jurisdiction and responsibility, and the importance of substantive report writing.
FSCJ 4340 Crime Scene Investigations. Three credits. Prerequisite: FSCJ 4330. Advanced approach to the various elements of criminal investigations. Provides simulated investigative experiences through the use of mock crime scenes. Emphasis on preparing students for a career in law enforcement.
FSCJ 4530 Criminal Evidence and Procedures. Three credits. Designed to develop an understanding of the types of individuals and problems of admissibility in court proceedings, the proper treatment and disposition of evidence, the legal procedure to be followed, and the actual trial procedure.
FSBI 4550 Biotechnology. Three credits. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110/1111, 1120/1121, 2230/2231. Instruction in both theory and application of current research methodologies in biology and molecular biology. Topics include immunochemistry, polymerase chain reaction, restriction enzyme analysis, electrophoresis, and forensic science applications. Five hours lecture/laboratory.