Forensic Studies, Minor
Minor in Forensic Studies (380020M)
*Admission to this program has been suspended*
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.
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|