BS in Forensic Science

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,979

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Decipher evidence with a forensic science degree
The tool markings left at the scene of an intrusion; the hair found at the scene of a kidnapping; the bullet casing left at a homicide — all of this evidence can be used to solve a crime. 

With technology unknown just a few years ago, forensic science has extraordinary powers to produce evidence that wins court cases. With trace evidence, police and forensic scientists can reopen and prove who committed decades-old crimes.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science program at Trine University prepares you for a career in this exciting field.

The degree: The science of evidence

The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science curriculum is grounded in the sciences and prepares you for careers directly related to the analysis of trace evidence left at crime scenes. Coursework includes elements of chemistry and biology, and covers topics such as crime scenes, evidence expert testimony and criminal procedures.

The experience: State-of-the-art laboratory equipment

Faculty provide excellent classroom and laboratory training, which includes use of equipment such as an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, high-pressure liquid chromatography equipment, a gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometer and two comparison microscopes — a ballistics microscope and a fiber/hair microscope.

The result: Specialty careers or graduate school

The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science prepares you for multiple careers as well as graduate school. Graduates of the program have become latent print examiners, arson investigators, DNA specialists and drug chemists. One graduate even studied nuclear forensics.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

To be admitted to Trine University's TrineOnline, you will need to submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts showing evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or
  • acceptable score on the General Education Development (GED) exam
  • Official transcripts from ALL post–secondary schools attended
  • You will be contacted by a director of admission to help guide you through the process and help you secure your transcripts. 

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education - 42 credit hours

• ENG 133 Technical Communication

  or ENG143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• ECO 353 Healthcare Regulations

• COM 233 Intercultural Communications

• PHL 353 Ethical Issues in Medical Care

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• MA 113 College Algebra

• MA 253 Statistics

• BIO 163 Medical Terminology

• BA 213 Advanced Spreadsheets for Business

• COM 213 Business Communications

• General Education Elective - 6 credit hours

Program Core – 30 credit hours

• CSIT 123 Infrastructure Basics

• HC 203 US and World Healthcare Systems

• HC 213 Healthcare Market Analysis

• HC 313 Professional Relationships

• HC 323 Technology and Clinical Systems

• HC 363 Information System Strategies

• HC 433 Applied Finance and Revenue Cycle

• HC 463 Effective Quality Management

• HC 473 Healthcare Capstone

• HR 343 Healthcare Human Resources Management

Additional requirements – 33 credit hours

• UE 111 Online Learning Orientation

• BA 201 Professional Development & Strategies

• CSIT 103 Introduction to Information Systems or Computer

 or Computer Literacy

Electives – 28 credit hours

Choose one of the following professional tracks – 15 credit hours:

Information Systems

• CSIT 163 Using Programming to Solve Problems

• CSIT 253 Artificial Intelligence and Information

• CSIT 223 Network Management

• INF 263 Data Management

• INF 343 Information Security

Organizational Leadership

• LDR 103 Introduction to Organizational Leadership

• LDR 203 Leadership Strengths and Skills

• LDR 333 Leadership Development and Change

• LDR 343 Conflict Resolution

• LDR 403 Creativity, Innovation and Influence

Healthcare Specialty

• Healthcare Specialty – 15 credit hours

Science Majors 
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500 
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150 
• Tuition $33,650 
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $47,979 

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