Master of Science in the Field of Friction Ridge Analysis

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

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

36 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required
FORS 6004Fundamentals of Forensic Science I
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 6257Medicolegal Death Investigation
Electives
Two of the following:
FORS 6010Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I
FORS 6203Examination of Questioned Documents
FORS 6204Firearms and Toolmark Identification
FORS 6256Forensic Pathology
Alternate courses may be selected with the advisor's approval.