Course title

Forensic Science Honors VIRTUAL



Course description

This course surveys key topics in forensic science, including the application of the scientific process to forensic analysis, procedures and principles of crime scene investigation, physical and trace evidence, and the law and courtroom procedures from the perspective of the forensic scientist. Through online lessons, laboratories, and analysis of fictional crime scenarios, students learn about forensic tools, technical resources, forming and testing hypotheses, proper data collection, and responsible conclusions.

  • Unit 1: Scientific Principles of Crime Investigation
  • Unit 2: Evidence
  • Unit 3: Trace Evidence 1
  • Unit 4: Trace Evidence 2
  • Unit 5: Forensics of Certain Crimes
  • Unit 6: Forensics in the Legal System
  • Unit 7: Review and Exam

1 hour of coursework daily, 5 days a week, for 4 months

School country

United States

School state

North Carolina

High school

North Carolina Virtual Academy

School / district Address

4220 NC Highway 55 Suite 130 Durham, NC 27713

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Online / Virtual