OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE
Forensic Science program at Our Lady of the Lake College began in
the Spring 2004.
purpose of the Bachelorís of Science degree in Forensic Science is to
provide Louisiana and the surrounding states with qualified scientists
capable of competing in the job market of the 21st century.
The graduates will be equipped with scientific skills that will
enable them to function in a highly specialized crime laboratory.
They will be able to perform crime scene analysis and give expert
to the Forensic Science program in the Division of Arts and Sciences
must complete an application for the program.
The application form is completed once the applicant has
successfully finished a minimum of 65 credit hours of course work
required for the degree. Enrollment
is limited and admission is selective.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science consists of 131 total
credit hours of which 26 credit hours are in Forensic Science. The
remaining 105 credit hours are comprised of Arts and Sciences courses.
Our Lady of the Lake College any Wednesday at 4:00 PM for our College
Admission Planning Session (CAPS) or contact the Office of Admissions.
A complete list of required documents is available in the
and Fee Schedule, available in the application packet.
Lady of the Lake College has
counselors available to assist students with the financial aid
process. All students are
encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aide (FAFSA)
to the current College Catalog regarding transferability of arts and
sciences courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and
information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office
Our Lady of the Lake
College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
Georgia 30033-4097, (494)-679-4501 to award associate and bachelorís
applicant for admission into the Forensic Science degree program must:
Have successfully completed 65 credit hours of required courses.
Have a C or better in all science courses required for the
Have an overall GPA of 2.5.
4. Have the recommendation of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Forensic Science Program director.
Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science will be offered via two
routes: through an Arts and Sciences curriculum or as a completion
degree for students with an associate of science degree in Clinical
Laboratory Sciences (CLS). The
Arts and Sciences route requires 131 credit hours.
Besides completing the general education requirements for a
Bachelor of Science degree, the students are required to complete 26
credit hours in forensic sciences, 22 required credit hours in biology,
and 23 required credit hours in chemistry.
CLS route requires that the clinical laboratory technician student
complete the associate degree program before beginning the Forensic
Science program. The
students must complete all of the Arts and Sciences courses in the
Forensic Science curriculum, with the exception of analytical chemistry
(CHEM 255 & 256) or immunology (BIOL 480).
The total credit hours required to complete the program is 153.
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more information about the Forensic Science program email Dr.
or to request an application packet, please call (225) 768-1700 or
Lady of the Lake College assures equal opportunity for all qualified
persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, marital status in the admission to, participation in,
or employment of its program and activities.
Our Lady of the Lake College will make reasonable special
services and accommodations for students with learning or physical
desiring to self-identify may complete a special needs assessment form
available from any office at the college.