The following requirements apply to students in catalog years 2006-2007 through 2009-2010. For current requirements, click here.
A minimum of 18 credit hours is required for the completion of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Studies. Students should consult with the Forensic Studies Coordinator (Dr. Tod Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-831-6657) in declaring the minor and in planning their program of study. Students minoring in Forensic Studies must earn a letter grade of "C" or higher in all courses counting towards the minor.
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
- CRJU-320, Criminal Investigative Theory
- CRJU-341, Introduction to Forensic Science
- CRJU-Law, Forensic Evidence (This course is only offered in the spring semester; please plan your schedule accordingly.)
Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
In planning elective forensic studies coursework, students must be aware of three requirements:
- Students must select their elective courses so that upon completion of the minor they have taken coursework in at least two disciplines.
- Criminal Justice majors may not take the asterisked (*) courses for credit towards the minor.
- Students must earn a letter grade of "C" or higher in all courses for credit towards the Forensic Studies minor.
The following electives are available for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Studies:
- ANTH-120, Physical Anthropology
- ANTH-320, Human Osteology
- ANTH-420, Advanced Forensic Anthropology
- BIOL-221, Genetics
- BIOL-310/333, Human Structure and Function
- BIOL-322, Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIOL-450, Molecular Biology
- CHEM-301/302, Organic Chemistry
- CHEM-471/472, Biochemistry
- * CRJU-360, Criminal Law and Evidence
- CRJU-490, Seminar (must be an appropriate forensic topic)
- HLTH-451, Drug Use and Drug Abuse Education
- PSYC-405, Forensic Psychology
- PSYC-439, Abnormal Psychology