The field of forensic science is diverse and multi-faceted. Beginning with the collection of evidence at a crime scene, the use of forensic science is important throughout the legal process.
Students are introduced to and trained on the various forensic techniques used in the field and in the laboratory environment and the use of forensic testimony in the courtroom. Students are able to select an emphasis area and focus their course of study in one of the four following concentrations: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry or Criminal Justice.
Coursework in our programs includes the following:
There are four Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees with this major.
Specially designed to provide a path for students who desire careers in the field or laboratory environment with a focus on the study of human remains, skeletal analysis, and the proper examination of evidence.
Specially designed to provide a path for students who desire careers in the field or laboratory environment with a focus on DNA testing and analysis, genetics and serology.
Specially designed to provide a path for students who desire careers in the field or laboratory environment with a focus on drug identification, forensic analysis and instrumentation as well as other critical dimensions of forensic science.
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.