FRSC Courses

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.  Three hour lecture.

FRSC 3010 Forensic Seminar. Two Credits. Prerequisites:  BIOL 3251/3251; CHEM 3010/3011; FSCJ 2400 or FSCJ 4330 or FSCJ 4340 or FSCJ 4530.  Junior standing or permission of program advisor. Discussion of issues related to forensic science with frequent expert lectures in the field. 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.  Three-hour lecture and one three-hour laboratory.
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.  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 off-campus 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.  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; CHEM 1110/1111, 1120/1121. Corequisite: FSBI 4301.  Instruction in theory and application of humoral and cellular mechanisms of immunity.  Emphasis on understanding the mechanisms by which we respond to disease-causing organisms, allergens, self antigens.  The importance of immunology techniques in scientific research, clinical laboratory science, and forensic science. Three  hour lecture and one three-hour laboratory.
FSBI 4301 Immunology Lab. Zero credits. Corequisite: FSBI 4300.

FSCJ 4330 Criminal Investigations. Three credits. Prerequisite:  Forensic Science major.  General investigative responsibilities and techniques including administration, preparation, investigative jurisdiction and responsibility, and the importance of substantive report writing.  Three hour lecture.

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. Three hour lecture.

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. Three hour lecture.

FSBI 4550 Biotechnology. Three credits. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110/1111, 1120/1121, 2230/2231, 3250/3251; CHEM 1110/1111, 1120/1121.  Instruction in theory and application of current research methodologies in molecular biology including their forensic science application. Topics include DNA/RNA isolation, recombinant DNA methods, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, DNA fingerprinting, protein purification, and immunochemistry.  Five hours lecture/laboratory.