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College of Humanities & Sciences

Department of Forensic Science


The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree consists of 120 to 125 credits. Students must complete the forensic science core, any additional required courses, the concentration requirements (for either forensic chemistry, forensic biology, or physical evidence) and the College of Humanities and Sciences general education requirements to complete the total number of credits required for graduation. All three concentrations are fully accredited by the Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

Forensic science majors in either the forensic chemistry or the forensic biology concentration can double major in either chemistry or biology with the addition of specific coursework and minimal impact to their expected graduation date. All Forensic Science majors complete the required coursework for a Chemistry minor.

The current bulletin is available online. For a listing of forensic science undergraduate course descriptions, refer to VCU's online course database.

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