Course Schedule


Winter 2018
Quarter begins January 5; Instruction begins January 8
Thesis Presentations March 13
Finals March 19-23; Quarter ends March 23
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR210  55389 3 Personal Identification Methods Mon.
6:00-9:0 PM
Darwent; Viray; Peretti
FOR212 55390 3 Scientific Evidence and Courtroom Testimony Fri.
3:15-6:15 PM
FOR278 74206 3 Molecular Techniques (Olson 223) Mon./Wed.
4:10-5:50 PM
Rice; Denison
FOR283 74208 3 Forensic Biology Thurs.
6:00-9:00 PM
FOR289 55393 3 Survey in Forensic Science Wed.
6:00-9:00 PM
Lasater; Triebold; Wayne
FOR290 55394 1 Seminar in Forensics
Thesis Presentations 3/13/18 at Da Vinci Bldg
5:00-7:00 PM
FOR290C 55395 1 AAFS Winter Conference Seattle, WA 2/19/2018-2/24/2018 Staff
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science

Spring 2018 (Tentative Schedule)
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 Mon.
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 Staff
FOR298 82613 3 Populations Genetics (To be offered as FOR276 if approved) Tues. 6:00-9:00 PM Rodzen
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science

Fall 2018 (Tentative Schedule)
Quarter begins September 24; Instruction begins September 26
Orientation TBD; Thesis Presentations TBD
Finals December 10-14; Quarter ends December 14; Commencement December 15
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR200 TBD 3 Fundamental Concepts of Forensic Science TBD TBD
FOR207 TBD 2 Forensic Spectroscopy TBD TBD
FOR220 TBD 3 Analysis of Toxicants TBD TBD
FOR240 TBD 3 Homicide Crime Scene Investigation TBD TBD
FOR280 TBD 3 Forensic DNA Analysis TBD TBD
FOR290 TBD 1 Seminar in Forensic Science TBD TBD
FOR290C TBD 1 CAC Fall Seminar TBD TBD
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.