Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2020

Department

Sociology

First Major Professor

Dr. Matt DeLisi

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Abstract

Forensic Science has become a buzz word in modern day society. With this, there is a growing interest in the field and an increase in academic programs being developed at the college level. Currently, Iowa State University does not have a set forensic science undergraduate program available for students wishing to pursue a career as a forensic criminalist. Due to this, some students are entering programs that will not adequately prepare them for the career they wish to pursue post-graduation. The document to follow details the construction of such a program utilizing the current American Academy of Forensic Science accreditation standards, model institutions, and the experiences of past students from Iowa State University. Additionally, readers are provided with a brief history of the biological branches of the field and a look into current student perceptions.

Copyright Owner

Kruse, James

File Format

Word

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