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FORS 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Introduction to Forensic Science
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of the procedures of crime scene investigation in gathering evidence and applicable scientific technologies that follow established protocols by first responders; a preview of how criminalists in forensic laboratories will process the gathered evidence will be presented. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301065124


FORS 2450 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC

Introduction to Forensic Psychology
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Course Description: Survey of current perspectives and technologies in the analysis of the criminal mind as suggested by crime scene evidence; introductory applications of forensic psychology including the history and current practice of criminal profiling in the apprehension of criminals such as serial killers and sexual predators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301065224



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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