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The Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program Curriculum is comprised of three main topics of study:

Core Curriculum

Core courses cover essential topics in forensic sciences that provide the necessary training for students to work in a forensic laboratory. Many courses include laboratory components in which students gain hands-on experience with equipment, methods and techniques.

Forensic Laboratory Classes

In addition to the core courses, a minimum of 2 laboratory courses are required, for a total of 4 credits of laboratory. The BMFS program offers a variety of laboratory courses throughout the year.


Elective courses emphasize biomedical specialties related to forensic science. These courses provide students with in-depth knowledge of various topicsĀ such as death investigation, anthropology and anatomy. In addition, several electives provide advanced training in topics covered in core courses.

Explore the full Schedule of Classes offered by the Division of GMS.