Forensic Sciences (FSCI)


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5331. Advanced Topics in Forensic Science (3). Students will experience real-world topics specific to legal issues. The Innocence Project of Texas is dedicated to investigating claims of innocence related to serious crimes.

5350. Crime Scene Investigation (3). Relevant issues and the principles of forensic science will be examined. Concepts of identifying, preserving, and collecting of evidence as it relates to solving crimes will be emphasized.

5351. Serial Crime (3). Develop an understanding of the constructs of deviant behavior and how they relate to criminal activity and the impact that deviant behavior has on victims and society as a whole. Case studies and related research topics in these areas will be covered.

5352. Ethics in Forensic Science (3). A survey of ethics and professional standards in forensic sciences. Critical thinking and communication are emphasized.

5353. Research Methods in Forensic Science (3). A survey of research methods in forensic science. Emphasis is on critical aspects of designing, conducting, and critiquing experiments; and interpreting and communicating results.

5354. Introduction to Forensic Drug Chemistry (3). An introduction to the basic principles and uses of forensic drug analysis. Concepts include various drug categories and appropriate analytical techniques for valid identification.



6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

6031. Internship in Forensic Science (V1-6). Supervised internship in an aspect of forensic science designed to provide the student with practical experience in the field.

6330. Master's Report in Forensic Science (3). Supervised research project to provide the student an opportunity to develop specific experience in the field.



7000. Research (V1-12).