Course Schedule



Spring 2018
Quarter begins March 29; Instruction begins April 2
Thesis Presentations: Friday, June 1 5:30-9:00 PM
Finals June 8, June 11-14; Quarter ends June 14; Commencement June 15-17
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR218 64013 3 Forensic Case Reports Fri..
6:00-9:00 PM
FOR221L 64014 2 Forensic Instrumentation Lab Mon.
6:00-10:00 PM
FOR240 64015 3 Homicide Crime Scene Investigation
Canceled – Low Enrollment
6:00-9:00 PM
FOR263 82571 3 Computer Science Investigations Wed.
6:00-9:00 PM
FOR281 64016 3 Principles and Practices of Forensic DNA Analysis (Course Fee $80) Wed./Thurs.
6:10-9:00 PM
FOR290C 64017 1 CAC Spring Conference  TBA Dickover
FOR298 82613 3 Populations Genetics Tues. 6:00-9:00 PM Rodzen
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science


Fall 2018
Quarter begins September 24; Instruction begins September 26
Orientation September 24; Thesis Presentations November 16
Finals December 10-14; Quarter ends December 14; Commencement December 15
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR200 24018 3 Fundamental Concepts of Forensic Science Mon. 6:00-9:00 PM Knutson
FOR207 24019 3 Forensic Spectroscopy Wed. 6:00-9:00 PM Wood
FOR220 24021 3 Analysis of Toxicants Tues./Thurs. 3:10-4:30 PM Zhang
FOR240 24023 3 Homicide Crime Scene Investigation Tues. 6:00-9:00 PM Hess
FOR280 24024 3 Forensic DNA Analysis Thurs. 6:30-9:30 PM von Beroldingen; Nagy
FOR290 24025 1 Seminar in Forensic Science Fri. 4:30-6:00 PM Staff
FOR290C 24026 1 CAC Fall Seminar – Sept. 25-30 Orange County Crime Laboratory Mon. – Fri. Staff
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science



Winter 2019 (Tentative Schedule)
Quarter begins January 4; Instruction begins January 7
Thesis Presentations March 12 5:30-9:00 PM
Finals March 18-22; Quarter ends March 22
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR208 44699 3 Forensic Toxicology (or FOR298) Thurs. 6:00-9:00 PM Triebold
FOR210 55389 2 Personal Identification Mon. 6:00-9:00 PM Darwent; Viray; Peretti
FOR212 55390 3 Scientific Evidence & Courtroom Testimony Fri. 3:15-6:15 PM Chamberlain; Dickover
FOR276 TBD 3 Population Genetics Tues. 6:00-9:00 PM Dickover
FOR278 74206 3 Molecular Techniques Mon./Wed. 4:10-5:50 PM Rice; Dennison
FOR289 55393 3 Survey of Forensic Sciences Wed. 6:00-9:00 PM Dickover
FOR290 55394 1 Seminar in Forensic Science Tues. 5:00-7:00 PM Dickover
FOR290C 55395 1 AAFS Winter Conference Staff
FOR293 55396 2 Research Methodology Wed. 6:00-8:00 PM Kimsey
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science


*Current students: 299 units are to be used for research only. If you plan to take research units in your first year, they should be under your graduate adviser’s name. As soon as you have selected a thesis chair, your remaining units should be under their name. Contact the staff advisor for your course registration number (CRN) for 299 units after you have received email approval from the faculty member from whom you will be taking the units.

Optional campus electives may be useful to your particular research area. Please check the UCD course catalog for class availability and details. Current schedules of campus classes can be found at ETX102B fulfills the Quantitative Analysis requirement for California crime labs that require course work in Quantitative Analysis.

Note: 100 series courses are upper division—a maximum of twelve units can be taken for a graduate degree program. 200 series courses are graduate courses.