Forensic Science Minor
The minor in Forensic Science provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles of applying scientific inquiry to questions in forensic investigations. Students will be exposed to a wide range of scientific disciplines with a specific focus on the laboratory techniques and instrumentation used most commonly in the analysis of chemical, biological and other forms of evidence. The minor is especially valuable for students in Justice Studies who want to develop a deeper appreciation of how forensic science informs ongoing criminal and civil investigations. It is also a suitable springboard for a student that wishes to pursue graduate work in the forensic science field.
The minor is not solely, or even primarily, for Natural Sciences & Mathematics majors. Students from many allied programs, including Kinesiology, pre-Nursing and Education, often pursue minors within the Division. Students interested in acquiring a minor for teacher certification should first consult with their academic advisor and the Education Division.