Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Studies, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony, and criminal suspects. The study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, evidence processing, and procedures.
Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer-assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.
Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations including local, state, federal, and correctional agencies.