Biology in Forensic Biology

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Earn an Online MS Biology in Forensic Biology

The M.S. in Biology with a specialization in forensic biology is designed for students who wish to strengthen their knowledge base in the field of forensic science. This degree plan utilizes a convenient core coursework that will expose students to a cross disciplinary view of criminal justice and will prepare professionals to understand the science, ethics, statistics, and communication needed for successful careers in the field of criminal justice. Students will have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate while pursuing this degree. Obtaining this degree will prepare students for work as a forensic analyst, scientist, or lab technician. It meets the educational requirements required by the FBI and the State of New Mexico.

Our Comprehensive Online MS Biology in Forensic Biology Courses include:

Core Courses

  • FORS  5103 Technical Communications in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5203 Ethics and Professional Issues in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5303 Statistics in Forensic Science
  • FORS 5403 Advanced Criminal Investigations

Major Courses

  • FORS 5503 Forensic Science
  • BIO 5513 Forensic Anthropology
  • BIO 5203 Molecular Genetics
  • BIO 5303 Forensic DNA Analysis
  • BIO 5503 Advanced Biochemistry
  • BIO 5803 Toxicology


Why choose University of the Southwest?

  • Earn your 100% online Master’s Degree in Forensic Biology at your own pace.
  • Our regionally accredited online university will ensure that your degree & education is respected
  • Financial Aid is available for our 100% online master’s degrees
  • Recognized among the Best Tier 1 Regional Universities by US News & Report Best Colleges 2011.
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