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In the entire history of Texas community colleges, Forensic Science finally became an option of serious academic study in 2004 due to the efforts of three faculty members at Weatherford College. Don Jacobs, (psychology and chair of behavioral science), Erin Mackenzie (biology) and Lum Farr (criminal justice) came together to create course that would become the FORS rubric; and the interdisciplinary study of forensic science was born. Due to the support of Dean Richard Bowers, the collaboration of personalities and "outside of the box" collaboration, development of sophomore-level lab courses over the next five years evolved.
The FORS rubric became permanently emblazoned in course curricula as
Now, almost six years later approximately 20 campuses across Texas are in various stages of offering forensic science emphasis degrees. While the AS and AA degrees remain the most popular transferrable academic courses, various certification programs have been added to the mix.
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