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Program Information

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements

Forensic science courses
50-52 credits:
BIO 101 Biological Principles I, 4 cr.
BIO 102 Biological Principles II, 4 cr.
BIO 301 Genetics & Lab, 4 cr.
CRJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.
CRJ 302 Criminal Procedures, 3 cr.
CRJ 340 Principles of Judicial Practice, 3 cr.
FOS 105 Survey of Forensic Sciences, 1 cr.
FOS 300 Forensic Photography, 3 cr.
FOS 304 Rules of Evidence, 3 cr.
FOS 305 Crime Scene Investigation, 3 cr.
FOS 350 Forensic Photography Lab., 1 cr.
FOS 355 Crime Scene Investigation Lab., 1 cr.
FOS 405 Forensic Sciences, 3 cr.
FOS 412 Forensic Science Literature and Seminar, 2 cr.
FOS 455 Forensic Sciences Lab., 1 cr.
FOS 497 Internship, 1-3 cr.
PHS 203 University Physics I, 5 cr.
PHS 205 University Physics II, 5 cr.

3-4 credits from the following:
MAT 122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4 cr.
MAT 304 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I, 3 cr.

Chemistry minor
25 credits:
CHE 101 Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHE 102 Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I, 3 cr.
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II, 3 cr.
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 300 Analytical Chemistry, 4 cr.
CHE 302 Biochemistry, 5 cr.

5-7 credits from the following:
BIO 301 Cell and Molecular Biology, 4 cr.
CHE 301 Instrumental Analysis, 4 cr.
CHE 401 Physical Chemistry I, 3 cr.
CHE 402 Physical Chemistry II, 3 cr.
CHE 411 Advanced Organic Chemistry, 3 cr.
CHE 451 Physical Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 452 Physical Chemistry II Lab, 1 cr.
FOS 406 Detection and Recovery of Remains, 2 cr.
FOS 407 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, 2 cr.
FOS 408 Fingerprint Analysis, 2 cr.
FOS 409 Advanced Forensic Photography, 2 cr.
FOS 457 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Lab, 1 cr.
FOS 458 Fingerprint Analysis Lab, 1 cr.
FOS 459 Advanced Forensic Photography Lab, 1 cr.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

Progression policy
Forensic science majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 beginning with entry to sophomore year and continuing through the first semester of senior year. Progression will be based on fall and spring ending cumulative GPAs only.

Transfer students must complete one-half of their major and one-third of their minor credits at Marian University.

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Fun Fact

The Marian University alumni association has more than 14,500 members (Source: Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, June 2014).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

CALL: 1-800-2-MARIAN (1-800-262-7426)
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