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This course provides a broad overview of forensic science, with an emphasis on the chemical and instrumental methods used by forensic scientists to analyze evidence. Students will gain an appreciation for the extent of the scientific background needed for a career in forensic science, develop a basic understanding of the types of evidence collected at crime scenes and the science behind its analysis, and understand the importance of ethics in forensic science.
This course covers current and/or specialized topics in forensic science. Topics may vary from semester to semester and are determined by the instructor. Pre-requisite: FSC 190