Course Schedule



Fall 2019
Instruction Begins: September 25th
Orientation and Thesis Presentations: September 21
Finals: Mon-Fri, December 9-13th
Commencement: December 14th
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR200 44179 3 Fundamental Concepts of Forensic Science Mon. 6:00-9:00 PM Dickover
FOR207 44180 3 Forensic Spectroscopy Wed. 6:00-9:00 PM Wood
FOR220 44181 3 Analysis of Toxicants Tues./Thurs. 3:10-4:30 PM Zhang
FOR221L 44182 3 Forensic Instrumentation Lab Tues. 6:00-10:00 PM Triebold
FOR280 44184 3 Forensic DNA Analysis Thurs. 6:30-9:30 PM von Beroldingen; Nagy
FOR290 44185 1 Seminar in Forensic Science Fri. 4:30-6:00 PM Dickover
FOR290C 44186 1 CAC Fall Seminar – Oct. 21-25   San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept Lab Mon. – Fri. Dickover
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science   Various



Winter 2020
Instruction Begins: January 6th
Finals: Mon-Fri, March 16-20th
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR210 57547 3 Personal Identification Mon. 6:00-9:00 PM Darwent; Eerkens; Peretti
FOR212 57548 3 Scientific Evidence & Courtroom Testimony Fri. 3:15-6:15 PM Chamberlain; Dickover
FOR268 76578 3 Forensic Statistics Thurs. 6:00-9:00 PM Miller
FOR276 57549 3 Population Genetics Tues. 6:10-9:00 PM Rodzen
FOR278 57550 3 Molecular Techniques Mon./Wed. 4:10-5:30 PM Rice; Parker
FOR289 57551 3 Survey of Forensic Sciences Wed. 6:00-9:00 PM Dickover
FOR290 57552 1 Seminar in Forensic Science Tues. 5:00-6:00 PM Dickover
FOR290C 57553 1 AAFS Winter Conference, Feb. 17-22, 2020, Anaheim, CA   Dickover
FOR299* Variable 0-18 Research in Forensic Science    

Spring 2020
Instruction begins: March 30th
Thesis Presentations: TBD
Finals: Fri, June 5th; Mon-Thu, June 8-11th
Commencement: Fri-Sun, June 12-14
Course CRN Units Course Title Day & Time Instructor
FOR205 66224 3 Microscopy and Microanalytical Methods Tues. 6:00-9:00 PM Wayne
FOR218 66226 3 Forensic Case Reports Fri. 6:00-9:00 PM Waltonen
FOR240 66228 3 Homicide Crime Scene Investigation Mon. 6:00-9:00 PM Hess
FOR263 83825 3 Forensic Computer Science Investigation Wed. 6:00-9:00 PM Vilfer
FOR281 66229 3 Principles and Practices of Forensic DNA Analysis (Course Fee $80) Wed./Thurs.
6:00-9:00 PM
FOR290C 66230 1 CAC Spring Seminar BFS Jan Bashinski DNA Lab, Apr. 4-May 2, 2020 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 coursework 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.