Preparatory Program in
Pre-Forensic Science Program Graceland University
Students interested in pursuing an MS or Ph.D. in forensic science or another related field should major in Biology or Chemistry. For the best preparation, we recommend a double major in both Biology and Chemistry. Students should review the admissions requirements for the graduate schools of their choice.
During summers, students should consider internships or volunteer experiences in the criminal justice system or research opportunities in forensic science programs to gain practical experience. Most students take the GRE exam in April of their junior year and begin to apply to graduate schools during the summer following their junior year. Early application is strongly recommended.
We recommend that students complete the following courses (along with the requirements for a major in Biology, Chemistry, or both) for preparation for admission and success in a forensic science program:
- BIOL3120 Internship in Biological Sciences
- BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics
- BIOL3420 Human Anatomy
- BIOL3440 Human Physiology
- BIOL4310 Biochemistry
- BIOL4460 Cell and Cancer Biology
- CHEM1340 Forensic Chemistry
- CHEM3300 Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM4330 Instrumental Analysis
- MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences
- MATH1510 Calculus I
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