B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and B.S. in Forensic Biology
The educational mission of the B.S. in Forensic Chemistry degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursue advanced education and/or enter professional careers in the forensic sciences.
The program endeavors to produce graduates who can apply current methodology for the forensic examination of physical evidence using national standards of examination and abide by the code of ethics of the profession as proscribed by the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), including the importance of a non-biased approach to the examination of forensic evidence.
This undergraduate program has been designed to operate syngergistically with the M.S. in Forensic Science by providing a structured feeder mechanism for the graduate program.
Goals of the B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and B.S. in Forensic Biology Degree Program
- Prepare baccalaureate-level Chemistry and Biology majors with the methodological knowledge, skills and abilities to enter into the professional field of forensic examination of evidence.
- Prepare baccalaureate-level Chemistry and Biology majors to enter advanced graduate study in the sciences (Forensic Science and Chemistry) and other science-based professional fields of study.
- Contribute to elevating the State of Alabama’s national position as an emerging leading source in professional preparation, education and capacity in the forensic sciences.
- Aspire to become the first undergraduate program in the State of Alabama to be accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
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