2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FRSC 151 - Introduction to Forensic Science

Credits: 4
Introductory course that highlights all aspects of forensics as an umbrella of the work associated in the forensic process. The course will introduce topics such as ethics, observing and obtaining physical evidence, as well as a survey of the techniques and instrumentation (chromatography, spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy, immunoassay techniques, polymerase chain reaction, spatter patterns, digital imaging, document examining, and electronic data collection and storage) used in the analysis of physical evidence (organic and inorganic materials, soil, glass, body fluids, hair, fibers, paint, DNA, bloodstains and patterns, arson evidence, fingerprints, explosive residue, tool marks, documents, and computer and internet evidence).
General Education Area: Natural Science
Prerequisite: CHEM-103
Corequisite: FRSC-151L