Forensic Science

Course Description:

Forensic Science is a course that uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene investigation, questioning, criminal behavior characteristics, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, trace evidence collection, ballistics, body fluid collection, and blood spatter analysis. This course must be taken in conjunction with Criminal Investigations (89806200) for 2 full credits. This course counts as a 3rd/4th science credit for FHSP. A $45.00 material and supply fees is required. Students may also be assessed a fee for field trips. Must be taken with Criminal Investigations.

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry


Other Information:
Offered at Technology, Exploration and Career Center - West (TECC-W) Only Corequisite: Criminal Investigations (TECC-W) Required: - Fee: A $35.00 material and supply fees is required. Students may also be assessed a fee for field trips.