Required courses for major FORS Investigative Forensics, p. 1
2019-2020
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D e g r e e W o r k s h e e t
BS IN INVESTIGATIVE FORENSICS
This worksheet is designed to help you plan and track your progress toward your degree. It lists all graduation requirements
in the recommended sequence. For full course descriptions, please refer to the current undergraduate Catalog.
SEQUENCE
Courses are listed in the order in which students should take them.
Changes in courses and order may affect other elements of the degree plan.
COURSE
TAKEN OR
TRANSFERRED
SEMESTER
TAKEN OR
CREDIT
REMAINING
Recommendations will differ for specific majors. Refer to catalog for alternatives to recommended general education requirements
(GenEds). Courses used for GenEds may not be used in the major or minor.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (41 credits)
PACE 111P (3) Or other PACE 111 course chosen from 111B, 111C, 111M, 111P, 111S, or 111T
WRTG 111 (3) Or other 3-credit WRTG course except 288, 388, 486A, 486B. COMM 390 and 492,
ENGL 102 and JOUR 201 apply
WRTG 112 (3) Required GenEd course. Must be completed with a grade of C- or better
STAT 200 (3) Related requirement for major and GenEd course
LIBS 150 or CAPL 398A (1) Or other GenEd elective
CMIS 111 (3) Or other technology GenEd course
HIST 125 (3) Or other arts/humanities GenEd course
HUMN 100 (3) Or other arts/humanities GenEd course
NSCI 100 (3) Or other 3-credit biological/physical science GenEd course
BIOL 103 (4) Or other biological/physical science GenEd course with related lab
BEHS 103 (3) Or other behavioral/social science GenEd course
CCJS 461 (3) Related requirement for major and second behavioral/social science GenEd course
SPCH 100 (3) Or other communication, writing, or speech GenEd course
WRTG 393 (3) Or other upper-level advanced writing GenEd course
CHECKLIST FOR FULFILLMENT OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS See catalog for overview of all requirements.
30 credits at UMGC, including at least half of the major and minor and 15
upper level credits.
45 upper-level credits, including half the credit for the major and for the minor.
All required courses and minimum number of credits for major and minor.
Prerequisites for major and minor courses, if needed.
All General Education Requirements.
Grade of C- or better in WRTG 112
Grade of C or better in all courses for the major and minor.
Overall GPA of at least 2.0.
At least half the credit for the major earned through graded coursework.
Total 120 credits.
NOTES:
Required courses for major FORS Investigative Forensics, p. 2
D e g r e e W o r k s h e e t ( p . 2 )
BS I N INVES TIGATIVE FORENS ICS
SEQUENCE
32 total credits for major, of which at least half must be upper-level and at least half taken through
UMGC.
COURSE
TAKEN
SEMESTER
TAKEN OR
CREDIT
REMAINING
MAJOR COURSES (32 credits)
CCJS 101 Introduction to Investigative Forensics (3)
CCJS 234 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)
CCJS 301 Criminalistics I: The Comparative Disciplines (4)
CCJS 302 Criminalistics II: The Scientific Disciplines (4)
CCJS 342 Crime Scene Investigation (3)
CCJS 390 Cybercrime & Security (3)
CCJS 420 Medical & Legal Investigation of Death (3)
CCJS 421 Principals of Digital Analysis (3)
CCJS 440 Fingerprint Analysis (3)
CCJS 441 Firearms and Toolmarks Analysis (3)
MINOR OR ELECTIVES (15 credits, at least 9 credits upper level for minor) Complete in last 60 credits along with major
courses.
See requirements of individual minor.
Cybersecurity minor recommended for digital specialization
Biology minor recommended for students taking the scientific specialization
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES (32 credits)
Choose any courses to meet 120 credits for degree. Note minimum requirements for
upper-level coursework.
Complete in last 60 credits along with major and minor courses.
TOTAL: 120 CREDITS
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