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					FORENSIC SCIENCE Physics Emphasis
Forensic Physics The inclusion of physics may seem unusual, but all types of science can be applied to an investigation. The science of physics is especially important when dealing with ballistic evidence where the trajectory of a projectile (such as a bullet) is in question. Physicists are needed to aid in accident reconstruction, resolving the many different forces at work in order to explain how an event may have happened. Students with this background may be interested in working for agencies such as the NTSB or FAA.

Written and Oral Communications (9 hours) ENG 101 ENG 102 Speech Communication (SCM 111 or SCM 305 or SCM 320 or SCM 330) Global History and Culture (12 hours) Social Science ANT 101 OR GHY 101 OR SOC 101 Humanities ENG 203 HIS 101 OR HIS 102 HIS 101 OR HIS 102 OR PHI 151 OR REL 131 Aesthetic Values (3 hours) Fine Art Appreciation ART 130 OR DAN 130 OR MUS 365 OR THE 100 Basic Science and Mathematics (3 hours) Calculus (MAT 136 or MAT 167 or MAT 134) Laboratory Sciences (See Major Emphasis) Decision Making and Responsibility (3 hours) Choose one course from: ECO 101, PHI 171, PSY 110, PS 101, COH 100, COH 101 1

Major Requirements (48 hours) FSC 140/140L (Forensic Science) FSC 310/310L (Intro Forensic Science) FSC 340/340L (Fingerprinting) FSC 430 (Survey of Forensic Science) FSC 440 (Drug Identification) FSC 442/442L (Arson & Explosives) FSC 445/445L (Crime Scene Doc) FSC 480 (Seminar in Forensic Science) (Senior Capstone) FSC 491/491L (Special Projects) FSC 497 (Field Study) AJ 330 (Criminal Law) AJ 342 (Criminal Investigation) AJ 433 (Evidence, Search & Seizure) AJ 482 (Criminal Justice Ethics) Emphasis Area of Study (25 hours) PHY 201/201L (General Physics I w/ Calculus) PHY 202/202L (General Physics II w/ Calculus) PHY 327/327L (Electronics I) PHY 341/341L (Optics) PSY 350 (Mechanics I) PSY 361/361L (Elem Modern Physics I) Other Required Courses (20 hours) CHE 106/106L (General Chemistry I) CHE 107/107L (General Chemistry II) CHE 255/255L (Organic Chemistry I) CHE 256/256L (Organic Chemistry II) CSC 309 (Computers and Society) Minimum of 128 Hours in the Program A Minimum of 64 hours required from 4-year college, 45 hours 300-400 level courses, last 32 hours from the University of Southern Mississippi. A GPA of 2.0 to graduate, "C" or better in all Major and Emphasis coursework.