Forensic Studies, Minor
Minor in Forensic Studies (380020M)
The Forensic Studies Minor is designed for individuals interested in the application of scientific methods to the criminal legal process. The minor provides the student with a foundation in physical and digital forensic methods, the investigative process, professional communication, the law of evidence, and the opportunity to explore a forensics discipline of their own choosing. The minor is appropriate for students majoring in a degree in any of the disciplines that currently have a forensic specialization such as chemistry, biology, nursing, computer science, or accounting. Individuals working in the legal and investigative fields that seek to enhance their scientific reasoning skills and beginners with a general interest in the subject area are welcome.
Dr. Nancy Marion
Professor and Chair, Criminal Justice Studies
The following information has official approval of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.
The following courses constitute a “Minor in Forensic Studies” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. Prerequisite for the computer courses is 2440:105 Introduction to Computers and Application Software or a placement test. A minor in Forensic Studies may only be awarded at the time a student receives a baccalaureate degree. Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.
|2235:281||Computer Forensic Methods||3|
|3800:100||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|3800:104||Evidence & Criminal Legal Process||3|
|3800:253||Basic Forensic Methods||3|
|xxxx:xxx||Select one approved elective in an area of specialization (e.g., Forensic Accounting, Forensic Nursing, etc.)||3|