Introduction to Forensic Science

This one-semester course is intended for you to familiarize yourself with the knowledge and skills required for a career in Forensic Science. This course has 15 lessons organized into four units, plus four Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities. In Introduction to Forensic Science, you will learn about the importance and limitations of forensic science and explore different career options in this field. You will also learn to process a crime scene, collect and preserve evidence, and analyze biological evidence such as fingerprints, blood spatter, and DNA. Moreover, you will learn to determine the time and cause of death in homicides and analyze ballistic evidence and human remains at a crime scene. Finally, you will learn about forensic investigative methods used in arson, computer crimes, financial crimes, and forgeries.

Career and Technical Education