(Prerequisite, graduate standing in the Department of Biological Sciences or Department of Physical Sciences.) This course provides an introduction to the problems encountered and the techniques used in the scientific examination of physical and biological evidence. Topics include crime scene procedures, physical evidence documentation, application of the scientific method in crime scene investigation, scientific and legal integrity of physical evidence, ethical issues, professional standards, and expert. This course will be a core required class in the Master of Science in Forensic Science program and will serve to help the program meet the requirements for accreditation through Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission.