Saint Louis University

Forensic Science Major Requirements


Courses in Biology (8 Credit Hours)
BIOL 1040 Principles of Biology I w/ Lab
BIOL 1060 Principles of Biology II w/ Lab

Courses in Chemistry (16 Credit Hours)
CHEM 1110/1115 Introduction to Chemistry I w/ Lab
CHEM 1120/1125 Introduction to Chemistry II w/ Lab
CHEM 2410/2415 Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab
CHEM 2420/2425 Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab

Courses in Physics (8 Credit Hours)
PHYS 1310/1320 Physics I w/ Lab
PHYS 1330/1340 Physics II w/ Lab

Courses in Mathematics (7 Credit Hours)
MATH 1510 Calculus I
MATH 1300 or SOC 3010 Statistics with Computers

Courses in Sociology and Anthropology (26 credit hours)
SOC 2600 Survey of Forensic Science
SOC 3620 Chemical Forensics w/Lab
SOC 3630 Forensic Biology w/Lab
SOC 3280 Forensic Anthropology
SOC 3590 Law and Society
SOC 4000 Field Work Practicum
SOC 4550 Crime Scene Investigation w/lab
SOC 4601 Death Investigation

Twelve (12) credits from the following Courses: (including a minimum of 2 laboratory courses)
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology I (3)
BIOL 3030 Genetics (3)
BIOL 3040/3060 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 4580 Applied Population Genetics (3)
BIOL 4640/4650 General Microbiology (5)
BIOL 4700 Molecular Biology (3)
CHEM 2200/2205 Analytic/Quantitative Chemistry (4)
CHEM 3330 Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 4500 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 4610/4615 Biochemistry (4)
MATH 1520 Calculus II (4)
Instrumental Analysis
Pharmacology- Toxicology

Note: 77 total credits.