NMC transfer guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Forensic Science - Masters Program

Forensic Science at MSU is a graduate level program specializing in the criminal investigation process in the criminal justice system. Students will learn techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence and may present this evidence in criminal and civil proceedings.

The Master of Science degree in forensic science has three concentrations to choose from. To be admitted to the program, students must have a bachelor's degree in a discipline appropriate to the desired concnetration (e.g., a student pursuing the forensic chemistry concentration must have a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a closely related field).

Forensic science concentrations

  1. Forensic Chemistry
  2. Forensic Biology
  3. Forensic Anthropology

admission requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in a discipline appropriate to the desired concentration
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 (this program is competitive, so 3.0 does not guarantee admission)
  • Satisfactory scores in the Graduate Record Examination General Test

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and go toward University requirements at MSU and complete the MACRAO. If your goal is to complete an Associate's degree before transferring, see an NMC advisor for assistance.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II

8

Humanities

Credits

HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865

4

Select 4 additional credits from the Humanities Area representing at least 1 dept. other than HST »

4

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 115 & 116

Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Bio and Cell & Animal Bio (concentration 1)

8

BIO 115, 116 or 108

Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Bio, Cell & Animal Bio, or Plant Biology (concentration 2)

4

CHM 150, 151 & 250

General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I (concentrations 1 & 2)

15

CHM 251 

Organic Chemistry II (concentration 2)

5

MTH 121

College Algebra (all concentrations)

4

MTH 141

Calculus I (concentrations 1 & 2)

5

MTH 142

Calculus II (concentration 2)

5

PHY 121 & 122

General Physics I & II (concentrations 1 & 2)

8

Select 1 Biological Science and 1 Physical Science from the Natural Science Area » (concentration 3)

8

Social Science

Credits

ANT 113

Cultural Anthropology (concentration 3)

3

Select 5 additional credits from the Social Science Area representing at least 1 dept. other than ANT » (concentration 3)

5

Select 8 credits representing at least 2 departments from the Social Science Area » (concentrations 1 & 2)

8

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2016

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