Minor in Forensics

Students may seek an academic minor in forensics. A related academic major is available in investigative forensics.

The minor in forensics complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing interdisciplinary study in selected areas of criminal justice, natural science, social science, investigation and security, information and computer systems, psychology, and sociology. It combines laboratory and field skills in the collection and analysis of physical evidence with further study in the various subfields of forensics.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in forensics requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in forensics, chosen from those listed in the requirements for the major in investigative forensics. It is recommended that students take CCJS 101 and 234 as the first courses for the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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