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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog

Biomedical Forensic Sciences, MS


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Forensic Science
forensics@syr.edu
(315) 443-0326

Faculty

Robert Silver, James T. Spencer, Michael B. Sponsler, Kevin Sweder

M.S. in Biomedical Forensic Sciences

The M.S. in Biomedical Forensic Sciences is intended for students aimed toward bioforensic careers and/or medical school. The degree program may serve as a post-baccalaureate program for pre-medical students who wish to enhance their academic credentials for admission to medical school. The degree is very well suited for careers in forensic pathology or forensic toxicology. The degree requires 36 credits, as outlined below.

Admission:

GRE or MCAT, three (3) letters of recommendation and official undergraduate transcripts

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Accurately define the field of forensic science and describe how it overlaps with their particular interests

2. Describe the relationship and interplay between forensic science and the legal system

3. Appreciate the importance of ethical standards and describe the means through which such standards are upheld in forensic science

4. Explain the goals and methods of forensic pathology and forensic toxicology and the interplay between them

5. Employ statistical methods and evaluate statistical results to solve problems in forensic science and to communicate findings

Required Coursework:


Elective Courses - 21 credits required


At least one * course required

Total: 36 credits


Degree: Master of Science


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