What You’ll Learn
Forensic Science today is not what it was even 10 years ago. The forensic specialty areas are developing and adapting to the 21st century world at a rapid rate. Students will learn that almost any scientific discipline can be included in forensic investigations. However, the “science” must be valid and reliable in order for a court to hear it.
Forensic Science is where pure science meets the “real world” — we apply our scientific methods and techniques to solve questions of responsibility, guilt, and innocence.
CurriculumYou’ll explore coursework in investigations, forensic science, and forensic law along with other electives. Gain a basic understanding of forensic science with an exploration of
- forensic specialties
- investigation techniques and
- legal limitations and standards of forensic evidence
A broad selection of electives allows for students from many disciplines to graduate with a forensic science minor.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
The Departments of Criminal Justice and Chemistry/Biochemistry have been working together with the funding of a National Institute of Justice Grant, to determine whether citrate in skeletonized remains can measure post-mortem interval (PMI, or time since death).
Drs. Michael Brown (Chemistry/ Biochemistry) and Ann Bunch (Criminal Justice) as well as students Rebecca Gerling and Shawn Hennessy, recently presented a paper with their results at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Las Vegas, NV.
The minor is designed to introduce students to the world of forensic science and to dispel misconceptions that exist in the media presentation of forensic science and its practice.
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