Course Schedule



Fall 2018
Instruction Begins: September 26th
Orientation September 21 & 22; Thesis Presentations November 16
Finals: Mon-Fri December 10-14th
Commencement: December 15th
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 Dickover
FOR290C 24026 1 CAC Fall Seminar – Sept. 25-30 Orange County Crime Laboratory Mon. – Fri. Dickover
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science Various



Winter 2019
Instruction Begins: January 7th
Thesis Presentations: March 12th 5:30-9:00 PM
Finals: Mon-Fri March 18-22nd
Commencement: NA
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 Dickover
FOR293 55396 2 Research Methodology Wed. 6:00-8:00 PM Kimsey
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science

Spring 2019 (Tentative)
Instruction begins: March 28th
Thesis Presentations: TBD
Finals: Fri June 8th; Mon-Thu June 10-13th
Commencement: Fri-Sun June 14-16
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR205 TBD 3 Microscopy and Microanalytical Methods Tues. 6:00-9:00 PM Van Bentham/ Wayne
FOR209 TBD 3 Forensic Alcohol Wed. 6:00-9:00 PM Miller
FOR218 TBD 3 Forensic Case Reports Fri.. 6:00-9:00 PM Waltonen
FOR221L TBD 2 Forensic Instrumentation Lab Mon. 6:00-10:00 PM Staff
FOR240 TBD 3 Homicide Crime Scene Investigation Mon. 6:00-9:00 PM Hess
FOR268 TBD 3 Forensic Statistics Thurs. 6:00-9:00 PM Miller
FOR281 TBD 3 Principles and Practices of Forensic DNA Analysis (Course Fee $80) Wed./Thurs.
6:00-9:00 PM
FOR290C TBD 1 CAC Spring Seminar TBA Dickover
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science


For University holidays and academic dates, refer to the UC Davis Master Academic Calendar.

*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.