Master of Forensic Sciences in the Field of Friction Ridge Analysis

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

37 credits, including 34 credits in required courses and a one 3-credit elective course. Other requirements are successful completion of an independent research project and successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.

FORS 6004Fundamentals of Forensic Science I
FORS 6005Fundamentals of Forensic Science II
FORS 6020Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Quality Assurance
FORS 6207Photography in the Forensic Sciences
FORS 6215Science of Fingerprints
FORS 6216Development of Latent Prints
FORS 6217Fingerprint Comparisons
FORS 6219Digital Image Processing
FORS 6224Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
FORS 6225Statistics for Forensic Scientists
FORS 6251Crime Scene Investigation I
FORS 6292Graduate Seminar (taken twice) *
One of the following:
FORS 6252Crime Scene Investigation II
FORS 6256Forensic Pathology
An alternate course may be selected with approval of the departmental advisor.
Other requirements
Successful completion of an independent research project is required.
Successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination is required.
Note: Students must register for FORS 6292 in their first semester and again during or after completion of the required independent research project.