B.S. in Forensic Science - Biology Option

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
BS Forensic Science (Biology Option) Major Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 2233Cell & Molecular Methods2
BL 2332Cell Biology3
or BL 2330 Genetic Principles
BL 4497Genes, Genomes and Genomics4
Advanced Biology Elective8
Select two from the following:
Biochemistry I
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 3411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 3412Organic Chemistry II4
CR 3335Survey of Forensic Science3
CR 4308Internship in Forensic Science3
FSC 3301Forensic Science Quality Assurance3
FSC 3401Forensic Microscopy4
FSC 3380Forensic Pharmacology3
Forensic Science Elective8
Select two from the following:
BL 3442
FSC 3/4XXX Forensic Toxicology
FSC 3/4XXX Forensic Chemistry
MT 2303Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MT 2412Calculus I4
PY 1401General Physics I4
PY 1402General Physics II4
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing BL 2233.
Total Semester Hours128

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
BL 14014CJ 13013
CH 14014BL 14024
ND 01010CH 14024
 14 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
BL 2332 or 23303BL 22332
CH 34114CH 34124
CR 33353FSC 33013
MT 24124MT 23033
 17 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Speech3Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3CR 43083
BL 44974FSC 34014
PY 14014PY 14024
 17 17
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
SMC 23XX3Advanced Theology3
FSC 33803Advanced Biology Elective4
Advanced Biology Elective4Forensic Science Elective4
Forensic Science Elective4 
 17 14
Total Semester Hours 128