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Forensic Science and Investigation Minor Course Descriptions

CRJ 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Hours

This course introduces the history and philosophy of criminal justice systems, including law enforcement, courts and corrections. It offers a comprehensive study of the theory and systems of criminal justice in modern societies, and examines the interrelationships of law enforcement agencies, court systems, correctional and penal systems, and the administration of justice.

CRJ 380 Crime Scene/Forensic Investigation

3 Hours

This course surveys the history of crime scene investigation and familiarizes students with the methodologies and skills of crime scene evaluation, evidence collection, documentation, and preservation. Students review and practice forensic techniques used by investigators and lab analysts to evaluate such evidence.

CRJ 385 Criminal Investigation

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to the principles involved in the investigation of crimes, with particular attention to historical origins, the investigator, organization and management of the investigative function, and investigative methods, including crime scene processing, suspect identification and use of information sources.

CHM 164 University Chemistry

3 Hours

A one-semester course covering the core concepts of general chemistry, maintaining the depth and relevance of a two semester sequence. Topics covered include: bonding, equilibrium, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction. Prerequisite: None, but MTH 120 or equivalent is recommended. CHM 166 is not a required co-requisite.

CHM 166 University Chemistry Lab

1 Hours

An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will relate to topics covered in CHM 164. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHM 164.

CHM 174 University Chemistry II

4 Hours

A study of the fundamentals of organic chemistry (nomenclature, functional groups, reactions) with an emphasis on compounds of biological interest (amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, nucleic acids and the metabolic cycles). Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite CHM164

CHM 323 Qualitative and Quantitative Analy

4 Hours

Students will study quantitative analytical methods, principles, details and applications, including the statistical treatment of data. Lab exercises cover the qualitative analysis scheme in the first half of the semester and more specific analytical problems in the second half. Three lectures, one three hour laboratory plus extra lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174

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