FORENSIC SCIENCE, the application of the methods of science used in public, in a court or in the justice system. Any science, used for the purpose of law, is a forensic science. From: The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Overview of the Degree
The Forensic Science Master’s Program at George Mason University is designed to give students a broad theoretical and practical background in the scientific, legal, and investigation principles of forensic science. This Master’s program will prepare students with advanced training for forensics career in state and local government, private industry and academia. Graduates will be qualified to conduct laboratory analysis of forensic data in a secure environment while maintain the integrity of the evidence to ensure applicability in a court of law. These courses offer a broad exposure to forensic laboratory tests, as well as exposure to criminal procedures and expert testimony, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, trace analysis, physical evidence, professional ethics, quality assurance, and current topics in research and development within the forensic sciences.
Program of Study
This degree program comprises of 33 credit hours of core courses, electives, seminars, and research covering fundamental forensic concepts and crime scene analysis. These credits are distributed among the following categories of courses: Forensic Core Courses (15 credit hours), covering fundamental forensic concepts and crime scene analysis, Forensic Electives (12 credit hours), Seminar (3 credit hours), and a Research Project (3 credit hours). Ideal candidates for this program have completed a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have a strong interest in forensics.
|Core Courses: (15 credit hours)||
Electives: (12 credit hours)
|FRSC 500 Introduction to Forensic Science||FRSC 511 Adv. Crime Scene|
|FRSC 510 Crime Scene||FRSC 520 Forensic Toxicology|
|FRSC 530 Forensic Criminal Law||FRSC 550 Anthropology|
|FRSC 540 Forensic Chemistry or FRSC 570 Introduction to Biochemical Forensics||FRSC 560 / BINF 637 Forensic DNA|
|FRSC 690 Capstone||BINF 639 Introduction to Biometrics|
|BIOL 590 Forensic Entomology|
|SOC 607 Criminology|
|JLCP 509 Justice Org. / Process|
Forensic Seminar: FRSC 600 Forensic Seminar (1) to be repeated three times
Research Component: FRSC 799 Research Project
For more information please visit, College of Science – Office of Admissions http://cosgrad.gmu.edu
Program Question may be directed to William Whildin – Director of Forensic Science Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
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