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Forensic Science 499

FOSC 499: Internship in Forensic Science

Prerequisites: FOSC 201

Credit Hours: (3-12)

Allows advanced Forensic Science students an opportunity to gain practical work experience in Forensic Science by interning in a part-time or full-time professional forensic science setting.   With prior approval by a faculty mentor, students will work in this professional forensic science company or organization under the supervision of the site supervisor as well as their faculty mentor.

Note(s): A maximum of nine credit hours total of FOSC 498 and 499 can be applied toward the Forensic Science Minor; any additional credit hours will apply as university electives.


Detailed Description of Course

Content for this course will vary dependent upon students’ interest and place of internship.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Prior to enrolling in FOSC 499, students will meet with their faculty mentors to discuss the internship—this should occur in the semester proceeding that in which the internship is anticipated.  Upon agreement by students, faculty, and site supervisor regarding the internship site, final expected product, and method of evaluation of this product, students will obtain permission from the department chair or program director.  While participating in this internship, a student agrees to comply with all agency rules and regulations and is directly mentored by an agency supervisor.  This supervisor will submit a mid-term and final evaluation of the student’s performance to the faculty mentor.  A maximum of nine credit hours of FOSC 498 and 499 can be applied toward the Forensic Science Minor; any additional credit hours will apply as university electives.


Student Goals and Objectives of the Course

Student goals and objectives of the course will vary and are dependent upon student interest and internship placement.


Assessment Measures

Students and their mentors and site supervisors will, at the initial planning and approval process, agree upon assessment of student performance.


Other Course Information

None


Review and Approval

2013