Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Forensic Science Minor

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Dr. A. M. Albert, coordinator.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in forensic science. The minor affords students the opportunity to gain foundation-level exposure to the various sciences from which forensic applications are derived. Students will acquire broad-based knowledge and skills in a combination of areas such as biology, chemistry, anthropology, criminology and sociology. The minor is designed to prepare students for future graduate education and/or on the job training in specialized fields within forensic science; examples include but are not limited to search and recovery of human remains, human identification, crime scene investigation, evidence collection and/or laboratory analyses.

Requirements for a Minor in Forensic Science:

A minor in forensic science requires 21 hours, distributed as one 3-hour core course, and 18 hours of electives including at least one course in each of two groups (Group 1: Hard Sciences, and Group 2: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Additional Information:

Some 400-level courses focusing on forensic science, such as Directed Independent Study, seminars, or honors work, may substitute for elective courses if approved by the coordinator. Students must have at least a “C” (2.00) average in all courses counted for the minor. Many courses listed above have prerequisites and or co-requisites, which do not count for the minor but may satisfy University Studies requirements or other major requirements.

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