Coordinator: Maria Torre, M.S.
Forensic technology is a developing discipline that combines traditional crime scene techniques with advanced instrumentation and measurements. Students in this program will master various forms of forensic field technology such as portable instrumentation and forensic database usage. Restricted electives associated with this program allow students to develop specialized knowledge in areas such as bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms evidence, and forensic anthropology.
This program is designed for students continuing from their undergraduate work or working professionals. Students can complete all required courses during evening hours, Monday through Friday.
Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 42 credits of graduate work, which includes a required capstone internship or research project designed to fulfill the Master of Science capstone requirement. The transfer of credit from other institutions may be permitted subject to the Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog.
1. Students can determine and integrate the application of the basic principles of the natural sciences to the examination and analysis of forensic evidence.
2. Students will distinguish and compare common forms of physical and pattern evidence, and can properly interpret related examinations of this evidence.
3. Students can discriminate major ethical and professional guidelines, principles, and standards. They can also generate appropriate responses to ethically challenging situations.
4. Students will apply forensic evidence analysis and interpretations in the legal setting and produce and critique written and verbal expert testimony.