Forensic Science

One Term             Grades 10, 11, 12             Elective

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Science a&b, Sophomore Comp, and Biology

Are you a fan of television’s CSI, Law & Order, or Columbo? If so, this class might be for you! In this course, students will become familiar with several forensic science techniques which may include serology, fingerprinting, toxicology, DNA analysis, and others. Formal lab reports will assess each forensic technique learned. Students may also be able to visit the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a culminating activity, students will create a mystery story that uses forensic evidence to solve the crime. This will be a writing intensive class.