Forensic Science

In addition to fulfilling all the basic requirements for a minor (see Minor Fields of Study), students who declare a minor in forensic science must complete 18 credits including two credits of CHM 391, three credits of CHM 392 (Introduction to Criminalistics), and three credits of research or a practicum related to forensic science. The practicum can be in the form of participating in a Forensic Science Partnership research project or internship on or off campus. The remaining 13 credits may be selected from the following: APG 300*, 350*; APG/PSY 405*, APG 417; BCH/BIO/ASP/PLS 352*; BCH/MIC 403; BCH/BIO 437*, 451*; BCH 481*, 482*, 484*; BIO 242*, 244*; BIO 381/ENT 385*, BIO 382/ENT 386*; BMS 225*, 313, 322, 325, 326, 416, 525, 530*, 535*, 544, 546; CHE 332*, 333, 438*, 491, 539*, 576; CHM 226*, 228*, 412*, 414*, 425*; COM 215; DHY/CMD/PHT 440*; ENT 411 or 511*; GEO 103, 320*, 321*, 554*; PHP 316, 318, 324; PLS/ASP 355*; PLS 361*; PSC 472*; PSY 254*, 335*, 460, 466, 479; SOC 216, 230, 370, 420*; SOC/PSC 274*; TMD 303*, 313*

(asterisked courses have prerequisites not included in this program; students are responsible for completing these prior to enrolling in the course).

Courses required for a student’s major cannot also be used to satisfy the minor requirements. It is suggested that no more than two courses in the minor be from any one department.