Forensic Studies Minor 2010-present

The following requirements apply to students under catalog years from 2010-2011 to the present.

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) 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-481, Forensic Law (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:

  1. Students must select their elective courses so that upon completion of the minor they have taken coursework in at least two disciplines.
  2. Criminal Justice majors may not take the asterisked (*) courses for credit towards the minor.  Also courses with a pound sign (#) may only count toward one requirement (e.g., minor, bachelor of science course, major, etc.).
  3. 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:

  • ANSC-120, Physical Anthropology
  • ANSC-320, Human Osteology
  • ANSC-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
  • ANSC-210, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • ANSC-211, Forensic Archaeology
  • BIOL-231, Genetics Development and Evolution
  • BIOL-383, Molecular Forensic Biology
  • CHEM-465, Forensic Chemistry
  • ITEC-245, Introduction to Computer Security