Justice Studies: Forensic Science CurriculumJustice Studies: Forensic Science Curriculum

Justice Studies: Forensic Science Curriculum

The forensic science concentration has two core courses, and you can elect to take one or more tracks to include: crime scene investigation, behavioral crime, forensic accounting, computer forensics, forensic anthropology and general forensic science.

Get a description of each of Cal U's justice studies courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

Forensic Science Concentration: 120 Credits

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits 
JUS 101 Introduction to Justice Studies3 crs.
JUS 103 Correctional Systems3 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
ENG 101 Composition 13 crs.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Course3 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
Course
Credits
JUS 102 Introduction to Law Enforcement3 crs.
JUS 105 Introduction to Forensic Science3 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.
 Free Elective3 crs.

Third Semester – 15 credits
Course
Credits
JUS 331 Juvenile Justice3 crs.
JUS 361 Court Systems3 crs.
Laboratory Course3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.
 Free Elective3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
JUS 375 Criminal Law3 crs.
JUS 376 Criminal Procedure3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.
 Free Electives6 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
Course
Credits
JUS 466 Leadership and Ethics3 crs.
JUS 485 Forensic Law3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
Free Elective3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
JUS 495 Research Methods in Justice Studies3 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
Free Elective 3 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
Course
Credits
JUS 496 Criminological Theory        3 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
 Free Elective3 crs. 

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
JUS 499 Seminar in Justice Studies3 crs
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
 Free Elective3 crs.