Introduction to Forensic Biology

Introduction to Forensic Biology, BIOL1009, is a laboratory-based course using fun and interesting case studies to teach introductory cell and molecular biology.  Students learn to use both traditional and DNA fingerprinting techniques, microscopic hair and fiber analysis, blood typing, and biotechnology to solve case studies.

This course is offered spring semester and has four hours of laboratory and one hour of lecture per week.  It will fulfill part of the science requirement for an AA degree and also may be used as the prerequisite course for Anatomy and Physiology I and Microbiology.

One image above is a traditional fingerprint and the other is a protein profile, or molecular fingerprint, obtained by electrophoresis.