Forensic Science, Minor

The objectives of the forensic science minor are to provide students with an understanding of the scope and fundamental principles of forensic science, to give students a deeper appreciation of the use of scientific methods of investigation, the application of science to law and the criminal justice system. The minor is highly recommended as a supplementary program for majors in chemistry, biology, criminal justice, computer science, nursing, psychology and other related areas of study.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirement6
FOSC 1101Survey of Forensic Science3
CRJU 1150Intro to Criminal Justice3
Upper Division Electives12
At least one course should have the FOSC prefix and one course should have the CRJU prefix. Other related courses not listed here must be approved by the Forensic Program Coordinator.
Choose a minimum of 12 hours from the following:
Cell and Molecular Biology
Environmental Toxicology
Introductory Biochemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry I
Medicinal Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Instrumental Analysis Lab
Race and Crime
Gender and Crime
Law Enforcement
Criminal Investigations
Death Investigations
Survey-Criminal Law/Procedures
Sex Offenders
White Collar Crime
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Crime Scene Investigation
Lab Techniques in Forensic Sci
Senior Capstone in Forensics
Advanced Investigation
Counter Terrorism
Legal Issues in HSEM
Applied Statistics
Crisis Intervention
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Drugs and Society
Law and Society
Total Credit Hours18