Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Forensic Science

Crime Scene Investigation Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
FORS 120 Introduction to Forensic Science 2 cr
FORS 120L Introduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
CRIM 101 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 cr
FORS 200 Forensic Science Seminar 1 cr
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
JGEN 200 Technical Communication I 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
JGEN 300 Technical Communication II 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 254 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 cr
ENTO 115 Insect Biology 3 cr
ENTO 116 Insect Identification 1 cr
FORS 403/803 Advanced Forensic Photography 1 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues 3 cr
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
FORS 445/845 Human Remains in Forensic Science 4 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
FORS 406/806 Crime Scene Management 1 cr
FORS 411 Overview of Forensic Comparative Analysis Lab 3 cr
FORS 414 3 cr
PHYS 142 Elementary General Physics II 5 cr
Total Credits 16
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
FORS 407/807 Forensic DNA Analysis 3 cr
Total Credits 3

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
FORS 400 Crime Scene Investigation 3 cr
FORS 400L Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory 1 cr
FORS 404/804 Bloodstains as Evidence 1 cr
NRES 446/846 Pollen Analysis for Behavioral, Biological, and Forensic Science 4 cr
Professional Elective 3 cr
Professional Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
BIOS 312 Microbiology 3 cr
BIOS 314 Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr
CHEM 221 Elementary Quantitative Analysis 4 cr
FORS 485 Current Issues in Forensic Science 3 cr
Professional Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 12

Forensic Biochemistry Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
FORS 120 Introduction to Forensic Science 2 cr
FORS 120L Introduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
CRIM 101 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 cr
FORS 200 Forensic Science Seminar 1 cr
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
JGEN 200 Technical Communication I 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
JGEN 300 Technical Communication II 3 cr
Professional Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
BIOS 205 Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory 2 cr
BIOS 206 General Genetics 4 cr
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 254 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
FORS 403/803 Advanced Forensic Photography 1 cr
Professional Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
BIOC 321 Elements of Biochemistry 3 cr
BIOC 321L Laboratory for Elements of Biochemistry 1 cr
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
FORS 404/804 Bloodstains as Evidence 1 cr
BIOS 303 Molecular Biology 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
FORS 401 Forensic Biochemistry 3 cr
FORS 401L Forensic Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr
PHYS 142 Elementary General Physics II 5 cr
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues 3 cr
FORS 411 Overview of Forensic Comparative Analysis Lab 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
BIOS 412/812 Human Genetics 3 cr
FORS 408 Forensic Y-STR Analysis 1 cr
BIOS 443/843 Immunology 3 cr
FORS 404/804 Bloodstains as Evidence 1 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Professional Elective 3 cr
Professional Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
BIOS 213 Human Physiology 3 cr
BIOS 213L Human Physiology 1 cr
BIOS 312 Microbiology 3 cr
BIOS 314 Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr
FORS 485 Current Issues in Forensic Science 3 cr
Professional Elective 3 cr
Professional Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Pre-Law 3-3 (CSI) 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
FORS 120 Introduction to Forensic Science 2 cr
FORS 120L Introduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CRIM 101 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 cr
FORS 200 Forensic Science Seminar 1 cr
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
JGEN 200 Technical Communication I 3 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
JGEN 300 Technical Communication II 3 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 254 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 cr
ENTO 115 Insect Biology 3 cr
ENTO 116 Insect Identification 1 cr
FORS 411 Overview of Forensic Comparative Analysis Lab 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
FORS 407/807 Forensic DNA Analysis 3 cr
Total Credits 3

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
FORS 300 Forensic Taphonomy 3 cr
FORS 400 Crime Scene Investigation 3 cr
FORS 400L Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory 1 cr
FORS 404/804 Bloodstains as Evidence 1 cr
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
FORS 485 Current Issues in Forensic Science 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues 3 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
LAW 501G Contracts I 3-6 cr
LAW 505G Property I 3-6 cr
LAW 513G Legal Research and Writing 2 cr
LAW 516G Civil Procedure I 3 cr
LAW 503 4 cr
LAW 508G 3 cr
Total Credits 18
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
LAW 502G Contracts II 3-6 cr
LAW 506G Property II 3-6 cr
LAW 514G Legal Research and Writing 4 cr
LAW 517G Civil Procedure II 3 cr
LAW 518G International Perspectives in the U.S. Legal System: Practicing Law in a Global Legal Environment 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

The Pre-Law option allows students to participate in the UNL College of Law 3-3 Program, in which they receive their Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science and their Juris Doctor degree in six years rather than the traditional seven. During their first three years, students complete coursework in the Forensic Science Program, with classes clustered in either Forensic Biochemistry or CSI. They complete their final year in residence at the College of Law. Students use the credit hours awarded in the first year at the College of Law to complete their undergraduate degree requirements.

Pre-Law 3-3 (Forensic BIOC) 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
FORS 120 Introduction to Forensic Science 2 cr
FORS 120L Introduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1 cr
LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I 3 cr
LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory 1 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
CRIM 101 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 cr
FORS 200 Forensic Science Seminar 1 cr
JGEN 200 Technical Communication I 3 cr
LIFE 121 Fundamentals of Biology II 3 cr
LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
BIOS 205 Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory 2 cr
BIOS 206 General Genetics 4 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
JGEN 300 Technical Communication II 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
FORS 411 Overview of Forensic Comparative Analysis Lab 3 cr
FORS 401 Forensic Biochemistry 3 cr
FORS 401L Forensic Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
BIOC 321 Elements of Biochemistry 3 cr
BIOC 321L Laboratory for Elements of Biochemistry 1 cr
BIOS 303 Molecular Biology 3 cr
FORS 404/804 Bloodstains as Evidence 1 cr
FORS 408 Forensic Y-STR Analysis 1 cr
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
BIOS 312 Microbiology 3 cr
BIOS 314 Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr
FORS 485 Current Issues in Forensic Science 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues 3 cr
ACE 7 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
LAW 501G Contracts I 3-6 cr
LAW 503 4 cr
LAW 505G Property I 3-6 cr
LAW 508G 3 cr
LAW 513G Legal Research and Writing 2 cr
LAW 516G Civil Procedure I 3 cr
Total Credits 18
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
LAW 502G Contracts II 3-6 cr
LAW 506G Property II 3-6 cr
LAW 514G Legal Research and Writing 4 cr
LAW 517G Civil Procedure II 3 cr
LAW 518G International Perspectives in the U.S. Legal System: Practicing Law in a Global Legal Environment 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

The Pre-Law option allows students to participate in the UNL College of Law 3-3 Program, in which they receive their Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science and their Juris Doctor degree in six years rather than the traditional seven. During their first three years, students complete coursework in the Forensic Science Program, with classes clustered in either Forensic Biochemistry or CSI. They complete their final year in residence at the College of Law. Students use the credit hours awarded in the first year at the College of Law to complete their undergraduate degree requirements.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

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