National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program

Forensic Science Concentration

National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program

Freshman Fall

ENG 100 (4 credit hours) OR ENG 111 English Composition1 3-4
HIS 201 History of the United States I 3
Elective 2
MATH 1002 Essentials of Algebra I (4 credit hours) or 140 College Algebra and Elementary Functions 3-4
CJ 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 14-16

Sophomore Fall

SOC SCI (choose from list below)3 3
BIO 110 Introductory Cell Biology and Genetics or BIO 130 Foundations of Biology: Ecology, Evolution and Diversity4 4
3
SOC 202 Social Problems 3
Elective(s) OR ENG 112 English Composition (if completed ENG 100 and 110) 4
SEMESTER TOTAL 16-17

Junior Fall

CJ 320 Criminal Procedure 3
CHEM 201 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ 370 Juvenile Justice: Social Problems and Legal Issues for Social Work and Criminal Justice 3
SWRK 220 Understanding Human Diversity and Oppressed Populations 3
CJ Forensic Science concentration elective7 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 15

Senior Fall

Aesthetics (ART 110, ARTH 210, ARTH 211, DANCE 110, MUS 111, MUS 112, MUS 113, MUS 114, MUS 115, THEA 110 OR THEA 111) 3
ENG 250, 251, 260, 261, 270 or 271 3
UD Minor Requirement 3
CJ Forensic Science concentration elective (see # 7 footnote) 6
SEMESTER TOTAL 15

Freshman Spring

ENG 110 (4 credit hours) OR ENG 112 English Composition 3-4
HIS 202 History of the United States II 3
SOC 201 General Sociology 3
MATH 110 Essentials of Algebra II (4 credit hours) or MATH 210 Elementary Statistics and Probability 3-4
CJ 220 Criminal Justice Ethics 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 15-17

Sophomore Spring

BIO 120 Introductory Plant and Animal Biology or BIO 140 Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular 4
CJ 325 Criminology 3
SOC SCI (choose from list below)5 3
CJ 303 Methods and Analysis in Social Research6 3
Elective OR Minor Requirement OR MATH 210 (if student completed MATH 100-110 sequence) 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 15-16

Junior Spring

COMM 230 Public Speaking 3
CJ 364 Corrections 3
CHEM 202 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ Forensic Science concentration elective (see # 7 footnote) 3
UD Minor Requirement 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 15

Senior Spring

CJ 460 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice8 3
UD Minor Requirement 3
UD Minor Requirement 3
Elective 3
CJ Forensic Science concentration elective(s) (see # 7 footnote below) 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 15
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are encouraged to use these materials in conjunction with the University of Tennessee at Martin Catalog as a guide in planning your progress toward completion of degree requirements. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in the catalog.

 

1Students may take ENG 100 AND 110 – English Studies: Critical Thinking and Writing – each course is 4 credit hours, for a total of 8 hours – this two-course sequence replaces ENG 111 English Composition only; students must also take ENG 112 English Composition (3 credit hours). Students may take ENG 100 in the fall semester, ENG 110 in the spring, and ENG 112 in the following fall semester.

2Students who enroll in MATH 100 Essentials of Algebra I must enroll in MATH 110 Essentials of Algebra II the following semester. Students must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 100. Completion of MATH 100 AND MATH 110 will satisfy MATH 140.

3Choose from the following: POSC 210 American Government and Politics; POSC 220 American Political Institutions and Policy; PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology; SOC 101 Introduction to Anthropology; or SOC 300 Cultural Anthropology

4Students must take sequence of BIO 110-120 OR BIO 130-140, no other combination permitted.

5Choose from the following: POSC 210 American Government and Politics; POSC 220 American Political Institutions and Policy; PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology; SOC 101 Introduction to Anthropology; or SOC 300 Cultural Anthropology

6CJ 303 Methods and Analysis In Social Research – prerequisites: SOC 201 and SOC 202 with a grade of “C” or better AND MATH 210

7Students may elect to take any combination of classes totaling 9 hours from the following: CJ 330 Serial Killers (3 hours), BIO 462 Special Topics in Biology (1-3 hours); WBIO 441 Forensic Techniques in Wildlife Biology (3 hours); CJ 420 Criminal Evidence (3 hours), ZOOL 325 General Entomology (4 hours) with prerequisites of BIO 130 & BIO 140 with grade of C or better – substitute BIO 130 AND 140 in place of BIO 110 AND BIO 120, or CJ 435 Forensics and Physical Evidence (9 hours). Students MAY NOT take both CJ 310 (Principles of Criminal Investigation AND CJ 435 NFACP course Forensics and Physical Evidence. CJ 435 is a three week in-residence summer only course offered in Oak Ridge, TN entitled the National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program (NFACP) – additional cost for NFACP participation and restricted to approximately 26 students each summer.

8CJ 460 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice – ALL criminal justice core classes must be completed, or special permission must be granted. In addition, students MUST have completed the Proficiency Exit Exam prior to beginning of course.