The Forensic Science minor will enable students who choose to major/minor/concentrate in Psychology/Forensic Science, Criminal Justice/Forensic Science, or other related fields to develop their areas of expertise. This minor also allows students to further enhance their career interests by exposing them to areas of study in which they would not normally engage, and enable them to be more competitive in the job market.
A minor in Forensic Science consists of six courses in the fields of Forensic Science, Psychology, and Criminal Justice, including one Forensic Science elective at the 300-level.
A minor comprises a sequence of courses that focus on a particular area of study different from, and secondary to, the major. The Curriculum Committee requires that minors include 18-21 credits of required and elective courses that collectively provide coverage of, and understanding in, the subject area.
Note: Any course selected for a minor cannot be a program requirement in the student’s major. All College Curriculum requirements and Open Electives can count towards a minor. In the event of duplication, the student must select an appropriate substitution for the same by completing a “Curriculum Petition to Waive or Substitute a Requirement” form in consultation with a faculty member who teaches in the minor and the dean of the school offering the minor. Students should work closely with their advisor to determine if they will able to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor degree program.