BIO-109 - Forensic Biology

3 credits

This course will introduce students to the principles and techniques of Forensic Biology with a strong emphasis on the basic underlying biology.   Material will include crime scene investigation and the recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of biological evidence. Given their importance in contemporary forensic biology, particular emphasis will be placed on the principles of DNA analysis and immunology.  The goal of this course will be to introduce students to important biological concepts such as cell biology, molecular biology and immunology while also using these concepts to explore the science of Forensic Biology.

Corequisite(s): BIO 109L.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.