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Forensic Science 1

  • Name:

    Forensic Science 1 (CLCR265v)

  • Department:

    College Preparation & Career

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Forensic Science 1


In this course, students will learn how law enforcement uses techniques such as fingerprints, blood spatter, and DNA analysis to better understand the crimes that are committed and to apprehend those responsible for the crimes. This course will cover the usage of some of these techniques as they relate to the investigation of crime scenes.


Fingerprints. Blood spatters. Gunshot residue. If these clues intrigue you, Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead, may be for you. This course offers you the chance to dive into the riveting job of crime scene analysis. Learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation and how clues and data are recorded and preserved. You will better understand how forensic science applies technology to make discoveries and bring criminals to justice, as you follow the entire forensic process—from pursuing the evidence trail to taking the findings to trial. By careful examination of the crime scene elements, even the most heinous crimes can be solved.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

The course was very organized and easy to navigate.


This was a very easy class to follow along with.


I enjoyed the audio podcasts that went with the text, the labs, and the biblical integration discussions.