Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

Forensics Forensic science students Amanda Quinto '12 and Tiffanie Hargraves '11 and assistant professor Kenyon Evans-Nguyen present their research at the National ASMS scientific conference.

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree is designed to prepare students for careers as forensic scientists.  The core of the curriculum consists of chemistry and biology courses and a small number of criminology and criminal justice courses.  Potential employers include local, state and federal crime laboratories and law enforcement agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The curriculum is enhanced by internship opportunities with the Tampa FDLE lab and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner. The track also prepares students for graduate programs in forensic science, chemistry, biochemistry and health professional schools.

A complete listing of required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree and the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science four-year curriculum plan can be viewed on UT's online catalog.

What will you learn? View the criminology department flyer.