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  Oct 31, 2020
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Forensic Science (FSCI), BS

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The B.S. degree in Forensic Science prepares students for careers in this rapidly growing field.  Due to advances in technology, solving crimes is all the more dependent on trace analysis of evidence left by criminals at crime scenes.  Forensic scientists play a vital role in the criminal justice system by providing scientifically based information through the analysis of physical evidence.  The major serves as a pathway to a broad range of rewarding careers.  The degree provides a strong foundation in chemistry and other sciences, while at the same time giving the student a detailed understanding of the criminal justice system. 


Liberal Arts: 44 Hours

All majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts  studies. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of the major:

  • Liberal Arts requirements for biology, physical science, and mathematics are counted below in the hours required for the major.

Major: 86 Hours

Choose 11 hours from:

Must include at least one laboratory course.

Remaining Bible/Electives: 4 Hours

BDOC 3040  and PHS 4100 , required in the major, satisfies the Bible requirement in the semester it is taken. Each course must be taken for 2 credit hours to meet program requirements.

PHS 4100  should be taken during the senior year. 

See Bible Class Enrollment policy here. 

Total Hours: 134

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