Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-09
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: August 27, 2018
Date of Second Reading: September 24, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Computational Forensics
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Computational Forensics is the study and development of quantitative and computational methods to assist in the basic applied research in forensic science, establish or prove scientific basis of specific investigative procedures, and support forensic examiner casework. Computational Forensics encompasses many fields of physical, biological and social sciences. Specific forensics problems are investigated using statistics, computing, and mathematics, with the main goal of advancing the forensic knowledge and capabilities of the students. Through modeling, computer simulation, and computer-based analysis and recognition, it provides an in-depth understanding of the forensic discipline, evaluation of a particular scientific method basis, and systematic approach to forensic sciences by applying computer science techniques, applied mathematics and statistics.