Master of Science in Criminalistic Science

About the Program

Master of Science: 49.0 semester credits

The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers the Master of Science in Criminalistic Science. The Master of Science in Criminalistic Science is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of Criminalistic Science while also providing opportunities to pursue either more traditional and/or more innovative concentrations of study.


Criminalistics is defined as the scientific study and analysis of crime scenes and the evidence within those scenes to solve a crime and apprehend the perpetrator of the crime. The disciplines within criminalistics are science based, with most using multiple combinations of the natural sciences to conduct examinations and analysis of evidence and crime scenes.

In addition to required courses in criminal law, trial process and the use of evidence, the Master of Science in Criminalistic Science program offers courses in fingerprint science, forensic engineering, motor vehicle crash reconstruction, firearms and tool mark analysis, fire and explosion analysis, footwear and tire track analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis, trace materials and forensic geology and botany, and nuclear, biological, chemical terrorism/mass disaster management.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university or its equivalent. Official general GRE and/or MCAT scores are required for admission. Typical applicants would have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Selection is based upon academic qualifications, standardized test scores, references, an evaluation of the candidate’s goals and commitment, and a telephone interview.

Each applicant’s academic record will be evaluated based upon its individual merits. Since consideration for employment within the field of criminalistic science necessitates the absence of a criminal background, it is expected that all individuals applying to this program will have no history of criminal behavior, including prior illicit drug and/or prescription drug abuse.

For additional information on how to apply for this program, contact:

Ms. Thelicia Hill
215.762.4674
thelicia.hill@drexelmed.edu

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences
Master of Criminalistic Science Program
Mail Stop 344, 245 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192

Degree Requirements

Year One: Fall Semester
FCA 505SPhysical Aspects of Forensic Science3.0
FCA 507SGross Human Skeleton I1.0
IHS 999SSpecial Topics (Introduction to Scientific Writing)2.0
MFSP 553SHuman Structure Lab1.0
MFSP 550SBiological Aspects of the Forensic Sciences2.0
MFSP 552SStructure of the Human Body3.0
MFSP 561STechniques of Crime Scene Investigation3.0
MFSP 575SIntroduction to Criminal Law and Trial Process3.0
Year I: Spring Semester
FCA 506SMedico-legal Death Investigation2.0
FCA 508SGross Human Skeleton II3.0
MFSP 556SForensic Anthropology and Topics in Human Identification3.0
MFSP 559SCriminal Law and the Court: Use of Evidence I3.5
MFSP 560SCriminal Law and the Court: Use of Evidence II3.5
MFSP 576SEthics for the Forensic Scientist3.0
Year 2: Fall Semester
Ten credits chosen from the following electives:10.0
Cyber Crime
Latent Fingerprint Analysis
Forensic Photography
Homicide Investigation
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Analysis
Year 2: Spring Semester
Twelve credits chosen from the following electives:12.0
Arson and Explosive Analysis
Firearms and Tool Mark Analysis
Techniques of interview and interrogation
Footwear and Tire Track Analysis
Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Terrorism
Criminal Investigative Analysis I
Total Credits58.0

Forensic Criminalistic Analy Courses

FCA 505S Physical Aspects of Forensic Science 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to present students with a snapshot of each of the criminalistics disciplines and how they interrelate with each other and with the criminal system. The student will learn the structire of the crime laboratory and how it interrelates to both the criminal investigatio nand the criminal justice system. Proper investigative techniques and scientific protocols are presented and examined.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA 506S Medico-legal Death Investigation 2.0 Credits

Students will learn the history of pathology as well as the principles of manner, mode and cause of death from a medical standpoint. Postmortem changes after death, along with death from blunt force injury, sharp force injury, asphyxia, gunshot injury and traffic crash injuries will also be studied. Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate the lectures in this course.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA 507S Gross Human Skeleton I 1.0 Credit

This course provides students with an in-depth familiarity with the gross human skeleton – its bones, their features, and how it develops. Through numerous laboratory exercises, students will be able to handle skeletal material in order to become proficient in the identification of human skeletal remains and differentiate them from those of non-human animals for application. This course focuses on the skull and dentition, whereas FCA-508 focuses on the post-cranial skeleton.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FCA 508S Gross Human Skeleton II 3.0 Credits

Gross human skeleton is a study of the human skeletal system: its bones, their major parts and features, and development. Through lecture and hands-on laboratory examinations of human osteological material, students learn to identify the bones of the body quickly and be able to easily discriminate between human and non-human skeletal remains whether adult or immature. This course is a direct continuation of FCA-507 (Gross Human Skelton I), and deals with the post-cranial portion of the skeleton.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FCA 507S [Min Grade: C] or MFSP 581S [Min Grade: C]

Forensic Science Courses

MFSP 550S Biological Aspects of the Forensic Sciences 2.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of the biological science of forensic pathology, toxicology, anthropology, serological techniques and molecular biology; methods of human identification, time, cause and manner of death; study of the pathology of trauma, sudden and unexpected death; child abuse; acquisition, identification and quantitation of drugs from biological materials.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 551S Human Function 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the functions and processes required to maintain the stable internal environment required for normal cell function. Several key themes will be examined throughout the course, including homeostasis and various feedback mechanisms. Each organ system of the body is examined from a physiological standpoint, building upon concepts illustrating how these systems are functionally integrated. This course is closely coordinated with MFSP-552S (Structure of the Human Body), to facilitate an understanding of physiology as it relates to human anatomy.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 552S Structure of the Human Body 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with a solid basis in human anatomy. The structural basis of the body’s organ systems are examined and discussed – from the cellular to the tissue to the gross level. This course is closely coordinated with MFSP-551S (Human Function), enabling students who simultaneously matriculate into both to enjoy an integrated presentation of the structure and function of the human body. Anatomic complexes and key structural details of relevance to forensic science are discussed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 553S Human Structure Lab 1.0 Credit

The Human Structure lab enables students taking MFSP-522S (Structure of the Human Body) to examine human anatomical specimens including gross anatomical prosections and microscopic images. Structures of particular importance to the forensic professional are emphasized.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 554S Principles of Forensic Pathology 4.0 Credits

This course is a review of forensic pathology; human identification, time of death, injury causation and analysis, and determination of cause and manner of death. Includes pathology of natural diseases, application of related fields such as forensic toxicology, anthropology and odontology. Integration of scene evident to allow for scene reconstruction.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 555S Forensic Sciences Summer Practicum 3.0 Credits

The practicum will be conducted at a variety of sites where students will be able to get “hand’s on” exposure to a broad variety of forensic and/or clinical medicine venues in which forensic science principles are applied.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 556S Forensic Anthropology and Topics in Human Identification 3.0 Credits

Discussion of human osteological remains for the purpose of distinguishing human from non-human skeletal identification, injury causation, time of death, and natural disease. Excavation techniques, site reconstruction, taphonomy, and human paleopathology are introduced.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.
Prerequisites: (MFSP 581S [Min Grade: C] and MFSP 582S [Min Grade: C]) or (FCA 507S [Min Grade: C] and FCA 508S [Min Grade: C])

MFSP 557S Drug Chemistry 2.0 Credits

Review of the chemistry, biology and pharmacodynamic principles associated with forensic toxicology, with emphasis upon the forensic aspects of alcohol (ethanol), illicit drugs and selected prescription/over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Separation techniques, means of drug identification and qualitative vs. confirmatory quantitative analytical procedures are discussed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 558S Instrumental Analysis 2.0 Credits

A continuation of MFSP 557S (Drug Chemistry). Review of the chemistry, biology and pharmacodynamic principles associated with forensic toxicology, with emphasis upon the forensic aspects of alcohol (ethanol), illicit drugs and selected prescription/over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Separation techniques, means of drug identification and qualitative vs. confirmatory quantitative analytical procedures are discussed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.
Prerequisites: MFSP 557S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 559S Criminal Law and the Court: Use of Evidence I 3.5 Credits

A discussion of those procedural rules affecting the collection and use of physical evidence in a court of law, with emphasis upon court opinions defining search and seizure and admissibility of evidence. Court opinions are illustrated through the introduction of relevant case studies.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 575S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 560S Criminal Law and the Court: Use of Evidence II 3.5 Credits

A continuation of MFSP 559S. A discussion of those procedural rules affecting the collection and use of physical evidence in a court of law, with emphasis upon court opinions defining search and seizure and admissibility of evidence. Court opinions are illustrated through the introduction of relevant case studies.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.
Prerequisites: MFSP 559S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 561S Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation 3.0 Credits

Introduction to the crime scene, with emphasis upon scene protection, means of documentation and evidence identification/collection. Chain-of-custody procedures, evidence submission/retention. Biohazard issued and legal considerations are addressed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 562S Arson and Explosive Analysis 3.0 Credits

Chemistry of fire and relevant terminology for fire scene investigation. Points of origin, detection of accelerants, collection preservation of arson evidence, flammable residues are addressed. Introduction to the science of explosives, review of the collection and analysis of explosive residues/debris. Case students and techniques used in arson/explosion scene reconstruction.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (MFSP 550S [Min Grade: C] and MFSP 552S [Min Grade: C] and MFSP 556S [Min Grade: C] and MFSP 560S [Min Grade: C])

MFSP 563S Latent Fingerprint Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course reviews the fundamental principles of fingerprinting, with discussion of the history, means of fingerprint classification, and the utilization of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems. Techniques utilized in the development of fingerprints at the crime scene and fingerprint preservation are addressed, as are relevant case studies and probability analysis applications.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 565S Firearms and Tool Mark Analysis 3.0 Credits

The study of class and individualizing characteristics of surface features of inanimate objects and their impressions. The course will examine firearms analysis, including bullet and cartridge comparisons, analysis of gunpowder residues, and the collection and preservation of such evidence. Presentation of such evidence in a court room setting is addressed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 566S Techniques of interview and interrogation 3.0 Credits

The current principles used in the art of interviewing and interrogation are examined and discussed. The most popular principles and schools of thought on the topics are presented to provide students with a multifaceted background. The polygraph and criminal personality profiling are covered.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 567S Basic Techniques for the Analysis of Biomolecules 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to basic laboratory techniques used in the analysis of biomolecules. Lectures will reinforce students' understanding of the biochemistry of the major classes of macromolecules, techniques used in their analysis, and applications of those techniques with some emphasis on forensic applications. In addition, students will gain hands-on experience with molecular techniques used to quantify and characterize DNA and proteins.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 568S Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Analysis 3.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 569S Footwear and Tire Track Analysis 3.0 Credits

Utilization of the study of class individualizing characteristics of surface features as applied to footwear patterns and tire track impressions. means of documentation, recovery and analysis as they pertain to the totality of the crime scene are emphasized utilizing relevant studies.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 570S Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Terrorism 3.0 Credits

Identification of and historical precedents for nuclear, biological and chemical agents utilized as terrorist weapons are examined and discussed, along with the development and current accessibility of nuclear weapons for terrorist purposes. Monitoring/detection of equipment/personnel and protective equipment are addressed. The multi-agency concept in responding to terrorist incidents is examined as are the international implications.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 571S Bloodstain Pattern Analysis 3.0 Credits

Provides a background in the terminology, pattern recognition, and physical principles involved in bloodstain analysis. Documentation and proper collection of stain samples are covered along with the ability to accurately reconstruct the events that occur at a crime scene involving bloodshed. There will be discussion/application of contemporary serologic techniques to case studies.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 572S Forensic Research Project I 3.0 Credits

This is the first of a three-part course series representing a progression in fulfilling the research project requirement for graduation from the Master of Science in Forensic Science program. During this first course, students will actively begin their research. Weekly conferences with an advisor will assist students in troubleshooting any problems as they arise early in the project. It is anticipated that the research project will be well underway and that a large portion of the data necessary to complete the project will have been obtained by the completion of this first course.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FS.

MFSP 573S Forensic Research Project II 5.0 Credits

This is the second of a three-part course series representing a progression in fulfilling the research project requirement for graduation from the Master of Science in Forensic Science program. During this second course, students will complete all data collection and should have conducted a large proportion of their data analysis. Weekly conferences with an advisor will monitor student progress and mentor completion of this phase of the research project.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 572S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 574S Forensic Research Paper 1.0 Credit

Will assist students in organizing, writing, and preparing research paper which represents the culmination of an original research project in the forensic and/or biomedical sciences, required for graduation from the MFS program.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 573S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 575S Introduction to Criminal Law and Trial Process 3.0 Credits

Students learn the principles to substantive criminal law. After exploring preliminary issues such as: why we have criminal law; where the rules of criminal law come from; how to find the rules; and how the statues containing the rules must be written; elements of all crimes are studied – actions, means, reasons, and causation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 576S Ethics for the Forensic Scientist 2.0 Credits

Ethics for the Forensic Scientist will cover the requirements and the implementation of the ethical behavior in the daily work place, legal system, and law enforcement.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 577S Genetics for the Forensic Scientist 2.0 Credits

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genetic science with an emphasis on the molecular basis of genetic traits, patterns and mechanisms of inheritance of genetic traits including human diseases, and the analysis of gene frequencies in populations. Particular attention given to how the forensic scientist uses genetic information and probabilities of inheritance in the identification of individuals based on DNA evidence.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 578S Forensic Photography 3.0 Credits

Students will learn and apply principles of photography in both the film and digital form. Within the field of forensic science, the use and understanding of photography is essential. The areas of aerial, underwater and macro photography as used to document and present criminal investigations are complex and complicated. A full understanding of light and photographic equipment is accomplished through practical exercises.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 579S Forensic Microbiology 2.0 Credits

This lecture based course introduces various aspects of the emerging field of microbiology. The first section will cover basic virology, bacteriology, fungal and protozoa. The second section will focus on the most important organisms and toxins for biocrimes and bioterrorism. Lastly, modern methodology in forensic microbiology will be discussed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 580S Principles of Immunology 2.0 Credits

This lecture addresses the immune system. The first section will provide an overview of basic immunologic concepts, such as cellular and soluble components, their interaction and crucial methodology. The second part will discuss how the immune system reacts to specific challenges with a special focus on infectious disease.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 581S Human Osteology and Calcified Tissue Biology I 3.0 Credits

This course consists of the study of cartilage, bone, dental and other related tissues and the human skeletal system they comprise. Lectures and laboratories provide students with a detailed knowledge of the gross and microscopic structure of the human skeleton and the tissues interfacing directly with it throughout life.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 582S Human Osteology and Calcified Tissue Biology II 2.0 Credits

A direct continuation of MFSP-581S, this course continues the study of cartilage, bone, dental and other related tissues and the human skeletal system they comprise. Lectures and laboratories provide students with a detailed knowledge of the gross and microscopic structure of the human skeleton and the tissues interfacing directly with it throughout life.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 581S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 583S The Autopsy in Clinical Forensic Medicine 2.0 Credits

This course will address the origins of the autopsy, its historical and contemporary importance in medical practice, and its use both as a means of medical quality control and for facilitating medico-legal death investigation. Systemic anatomy/pathology, relevant autopsy techniques and the “virtual autopsy” will be highlighted.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 554S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 584S Introduction to Forensic Radiology 2.0 Credits

Course provides a foundation of the history of radiology and basic technological advancements within the field. Subsequent lectures will address radiologic approaches to the assessment of child abuse, elder abuse and various types of inflicted trauma. Applications to human identification challenges and other forensic concerns will be presented.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 552S [Min Grade: C] and (MFSP 581S [Min Grade: C] and MFSP 582S [Min Grade: C] or FCA 507S [Min Grade: C] and FCA 508S [Min Grade: C])

MFSP 585S Clinical Forensic Emergency Medicine and Traumatology 2.0 Credits

This course bridges forensic techniques and knowledge to the car of living patients. Lectures and skills sessions will provide students with knowledge about abuse and injury as well as the forensic considerations of these patients when caring for them in the emergency department/trauma center. The course will also review the presentation and management of the trauma patient in the resuscitation area.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 586S Introduction to Forensic Pediatrics 3.0 Credits

Introductory lectures will focus upon general pediatrics, neonatal and infant assessment and normal child development. Subsequent topics will address the evaluation, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, with emphasis upon diagnosis of inflicted trauma, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, medical neglect and Munchausen by proxy.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 587S Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3.0 Credits

Initial lectures will address clinical psychiatry foundations, its history and recent neurological, biochemical and pharmacologic innovations. Subsequent topic areas will focus upon competency to stand trial issues, defenses based on psychiatric illnesses, approaches to sentencing recommendations, risk assessment and management of repeat offenders and assessment of the learning disabled offender.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 588S Special Topics in Cell Biology 2.0 Credits

This course covers special topics in cell biology by student presentations and discussions of journal articles covering current research in the field. In addition to presentations, students will write a paper reviewing one of the topics discussed during the course.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 589S Forensic DNA Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course combines scientific background with hands-on technical training for DNA analysis in the forensic context. Lectures will cover the science underlying techniques employing DNA. Through laboratory work, students will familiarize themselves with techniques essential for modern forensic science, such as DNA isolation, restriction analysis, hybridization, RFLP and PCR.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MFSP 567S [Min Grade: C]

MFSP 590S Homicide Investigation 3.0 Credits

This course examines, discusses and reviews the protocols and methodologies of investigation of the most serious of all crimes. The student will learn the tactics, procedures and forensic techniques involved in a competent, professional and scientific death scene investigation involving the manner, mode and course of death.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 591S Criminal Investigative Analysis 3.0 Credits

The course will review the nature of criminal behavior and the factors that tend to lead to the common behaviors that can be profiled. Profiles will be developed and applied to a wide variety of violent crimes including murder, rape, and arson. The organized and disorganized patterned behavior of serial offenders will be examined.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

MFSP 592S Forensic Graduate Seminar 1.5 Credit

This course is designed to have multiple working professionals within the forensic science disciplines make formal presentations on timely topics of interest to the student body. During the second half of the course, the students are required to research topics of current interest within the forensic sciences and give a formal presentation to the student body. Presentations include PowerPoint and poster format.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 593S Cyber Crime 3.0 Credits

Principles of handwriting analysis, printing, and duplication procedures, with discussion of paper manufacture, fiber analysis, and techniques utilized to assess document alterations will be covered. Discussion will cover computer technology, principal means of cyber crime and identity theft, and techniques for detection and prevention of the same.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 599 Special Topics 1.0-6.0 Credit

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MFSP 599S Special Topics 10.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MFSP 999S Special Topics 1.0-6.0 Credit

Special Topics in Forensic Science.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRSC or major is FS or major is IHS.

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