This is a two-semester course that emphasizes the application of science to criminal investigation. Students will apply the foundations of biology, chemistry, anatomy, to solve mock crime scenarios using a wide range of laboratory techniques to process and analyze evidence. This course utilizes lecture, laboratory activities and experiments, case study analyses, and mock crime scenarios. These could include virtual labs and various online activities and research. This laboratory course will focus on scientific inquiry, logical thinking skills, and problem solving procedures to understand how science can be crucial in solving crimes and how this information is gathered and used in a Court of Law. Topics covered in forensic science include introduction to forensic science, documentation of a crime scene, analysis of physical evidence, mock trial project, fingerprints, document examination, hair and fiber evidence and forensic serology.