B.S. in Forensic Science - Chemistry 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
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
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts/Literature3
Select one AR, DM, MU or any EN 23XX literature course
BS Forensic Science (Chemistry Option) Major Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 4451Biochemistry I4
EX 3112Selected Topics (Medical Terminology)1
Advanced Biology BL 34XX/44XX4
Advanced Biology BL 34XX/44XX4
Advanced Biology BL 34XX/44XX4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 3411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 3412Organic Chemistry II4
CH 3423Analytical Chemistry4
CH 3424Instrumental Analysis4
CH 3433Physical Chemistry I4
MT 2303Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
PY 1401General Physics I4
PY 1402General Physics II4
CR 3335Survey of Forensic Science3
CR 3336Crime Scene Investigation3
CR 3337Forensic Criminology3
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.2
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing CH 1401 and CH 1402 with a grade of “C” or higher.
Total Semester Hours134

All St. Mary’s Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.


Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

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

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
EN 13113SMC 13XX3
BL 14014BL 14024
CH 14014CH 14024
Speech3MT 23033
ND 01010 
 17 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
CH 34114CH 34124
MT 24124MT 24134
PY 14014PY 14024
 18 18
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Fine Arts/Literature3SMC 23XX3
BL 44514EX 3112 (Medical Terminology)1
CH 34234CH 34244
CR 33373CR 33353
 General Elective2
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
History/Social Science3Advanced Theology3
CH 34334Advanced Biology4
CR 33363Advanced Biology4
Advanced Biology4 
 17 14
Total Semester Hours 134