Forensic Science (B.S.) - Resident

Forensic Science (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 14
Chemistry Elective 1,24
Chemistry Elective 1,34
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 13-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
PHYS 201General Physics I 14
or PHYS 231 University Physics I
PHYS 202General Physics II 14
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Total Hours26-27

Course may fulfill select general education requirements


Choose CHEM 121 OR CHEM 131 and CHEM 135


Choose CHEM 122 OR CHEM 132 and CHEM 136 

Major Core
BIOL 225General Biology II4
BIOL 301Genetics4
BIOL 303Microbiology4
BIOL 313Clinical Human Anatomy3
BIOL 361Forensic DNA Analysis3
BIOL 402Forensic Science Seminar1
BIOL 421Forensic Entomology3
BIOL 462Forensic DNA Analysis Laboratory2
BIOL 465Trace Evidence2
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 321Analytical Chemistry4
CJUS 360Introduction to Forensics3
CJUS 420Criminal Investigations I3
CJUS 421Criminal Investigations II3
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
Forensic Science Elective 14
Forensic Science Elective 13
Total Hours57

Choose a minimum of 7 credit hours from the following courses: BCHM 451, BCHM 452, BIOL 316, BIOL 455, BIOL 495, BIOL 499, CHEM 322, CHEM 357CHEM 461 / CHEM 462, CHEM 465 / CHEM 466, and CHEM 471

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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