A Master of Science in Biology with a specialization in Forensic Science is a 30-hour 100% online program designed for asynchronous learning that individuals can complete in convenient 8-week semesters that enroll year-round. This program may be completed in as little as 1 year. Opportunities are available for students to earn credit by experience and can transfer up to 6 hours into the program.
The biology degree in forensic science is for students who have major/undergraduate coursework in the natural/physical sciences and are interested in pursuing a career in forensic science, scientific laboratory technician, work in hospitals, or federal, state, or local law enforcement. Students enrolled in the M.S. Biology in Forensic Science degree at the University of the Southwest have the opportunity to earn up to 2 graduate certificates in Forensic Communication and Genetics to improve your resume and diversify your career prospects.
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6 hours of electives may be chosen from a broad set of courses in biology, criminal investigative leadership, or forensic psychology.
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