Summer 2024 Courses

Courses and schedules are subject to change based on demand and availability.

Core Courses

Course #Course NameCredits
GMS6362Principles of Crime Scene Investigation3
GMS6352Artifacts of Decomposition3
GMS6905Independent Studies in Medical Sciences (Literature Survey)2
GMS6905Independent Studies in Medical Sciences (Final Exam)1
GMS6354Communication Skills in a Forensic Context3

Electives – Online

Course #Course NameCredits
GMS6350Forensic Investigations3
GMS6358Forensic Medicine 3**4
VME6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3
GMS6356Applied Osteology3
GMS6971Research for Master's Thesis (Thesis Research)6

Most Maples Center program courses count as electives within other Maples Center programs, so long as they reasonably apply toward the degree. To learn more about these other programs please visit their websites: Shelter Medicine | Veterinary Forensic Sciences | Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation

Learn more about the thesis and non-thesis options and their course requirements here. 

Electives – In-Person

We offer opportunities for hands-on training with our in-person labs. The labs are 5 days and count as 3 academic credits upon completion. 

Course #Course NameCredits
GMS6362LPrinciples of Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory3
GMS6357L***Forensic Photography Laboratory3

** Pre-requisites need to be met prior to taking FM2, FM3
*** Requires access to a DSL camera.