Forensic Science
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science
Major:  Forensic Science
 2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
CHEM 1013 General Chemistry I  3 x   CHEM 1023 General Chemistry II 3  
CHEM 1011 Laboratory for General Chemistry I  1 x   CHEM 1021 Laboratory for General Chemistry II 1  
PHSC 1913 Making Connections in Chemistry and Physics (FYE) 3     PHIL 1103 or 1503 or SCOM 1203* Intro to Philosophy or Logic and Practical Reasoning or Oral Communications (Critical Thinking Requirement) 3 x
ENG 1003 Composition I  3 x   MATH 2194 or MATH 2204 Survey of Calculus or Calculus I  4 x
PHIL  1103 or PHIL 1503 or SPCH/SCOM 1203 Introduction to Philosophy or Logic and Practical Reasoning or Oral Communications 3 x   ENG 1013 Composition II  3 x
PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness  2 x   BIOL 1013 Biology of the Cell  3 x
          BIOL 1021 Laboratory for Biology of the Cell   1 x
Total Hours   15     Total Hours   18  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I 3     CHEM 3113 Organic Chemistry II 3  
CHEM 3101 Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I 1     CHEM 3111 Laboratory for Organic Chemistry II 1  
CRIM 2253 Criminal Investigation 3     PHYS 2044 University Physics II 4  
PHYS 2034 University Physics I 4     FOSC 2113 Forensic Science Professional Practice 3  
FOSC 2013 Forensic Science Survey 3     STAT 3233 Applied Statistics 3  
CHEM 2004 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 4     CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3  
Total Hours   18     Total Hours   17  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
BIOL 4141  Microtechnique 1     CHEM 3054 Quantitative Chemistry 4  
BIOL 4142 Lab for Microtechnique 2     CHEM 3154 Survey of Physical Chemistry 4  
FOSC 4271 Special Problems in Forensic Science 1     ECON 2313 or ECON 2333 or HIST 2762 or HIST 2773 or POSC 1003 or  POSC 2103 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213 One of the following courses not previously taken.                                               Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or The United States to 1876 or The United States Since 1876 or Introduction to Politics or  Introduction to United States Government or Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology (general education social science requirement) 3 x
CHEM 4204 Inorganic Chemistry 4     MUS 2503 or THEA 2503 or ART 2503 Fine Arts Musical or Fine Arts Theatre or Fine Arts Visual  3 x
ANTH 2233 or GEOG 2613 or HIST 1013 or HIST 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Introduction to Geography or World Civilization to 1660 or World Civilization since 1660 (general education understanding global issues requirement) 3 x   Elective Student's choice 3  
ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Introduction to Literature of the Western World I or Introduction to Literature of the Western World II or Introduction to Philosophy (if not taken for critical thinking requirement)  3 x          
HIST 2762 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 The United States to 1876 or The United States Since 1876 or Introduction to United States Government 3 x          
Total Hours   17     Total Hours   17  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
FOSC 4114-6 Practical Training in Forensic Science 4     MUS 2503 or THEA 2503 or ART 2503 or ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 One of the following courses not previously taken:  Fine Arts Musical or Fine Arts Theatre or Fine Arts Visual  or Introduction to Literature of the Western World I or Introduction to Literature of the Western World II or Introduction to Philosophy  3 x
CHEM 4224  Instrumentation 4     General  education enhancement (ENG 3043) General Education course not previously taken or select from enhancement list in the ASU Undergraduate Bulletin  (ENG 3043 recommended) 3 x
ECON 2313 or ECON 2333 or HIST 2762 or HIST 2773 or POSC 1003 or  POSC 2103 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213 One of the following courses not previously taken:  Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or The United States to 1876 or The United States Since 1876 or Introduction to Politics or  Introduction to United States Government or Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology  3 x   Elective 3000/4000 Student's choice 3  
Elective 3000/4000 Student's choice 3     Elective 3000/4000 Student's choice 3  
Elective 3000/4000 Student's choice 3     Elective 3000/4000 Student's choice 3  
Total Hours   17     Total Hours   15  
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 50+     Total Degree Hours 134  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.50 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence/extension/examination//PLA/Military/CLEP (30 hrs) or similar means
Minimum of 45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
Minimum of 124 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree
*Must be within the first 45 hours              

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