CJS 367

Exploring Forensic Science

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 15, 2017 – December 17, 2018

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course will provide the student with a general overview and a better understanding of the wide range of disciplines found within the forensic sciences. Fundamental topics such as forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, forensic pathology, and forensic accounting will be discussed. In addition 'traditionally' recognized topics in forensic science such as DNA, Trace Evidence, Impression Evidence, Drugs, and Questioned Documents will be covered. The course instructor will utilize multi-media in a lecture format, utilizing case-studies, video supplements and expert guest speakers.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply forensic science theories and tools to real life cases.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  • Evaluate DNA, Trace evidence, impression evidence, and question document role regarding forensic science.
  • Examine, differentiate and explain the influences of anthropology, entomology, and ontology on forensic science.
  • Analyze and compare forensic pathology and forensic accounting.