The minor in forensic science investigation provides an overview of the importance of forensic science evidence in the criminal justice system. Students learn about:
- the rules and procedures of evidence pertaining to admissibility of scientific and physical material;
- the basic methods of collection, preservation and analysis of evidence; and
- the methods of presentation of evidence in court.
This minor is designed for students planning to work for law enforcement agencies to better understand the importance and types of forensic science evidence in criminal investigations. It is not designed for students who plan to work in a crime laboratory or in jobs requiring in-depth scientific analysis of evidence. Those students interested in forensic science will need to obtain a degree (preferably at the graduate level) in the natural sciences. Grades of "C" or better required for all CRIM courses.
|BIOL 2010||Major Concepts In Biology||3|
|CHEM 1100||Chemistry And Society||3|
|CHEM 1150||Chemistry And Society Laboratory||1|
|CRIM 2210||Criminal Investigation I||3|
|CRIM 2220||Laws Of Evidence||3|
|CRIM 3290||Criminal Investigation II||3|
|CRIM 4940||Criminal Justice Internships||3|
|EXSC 1560||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|EXSC 1460||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Lab||1|
Students will be responsible for meeting all of the prerequisites and co-requisites for the required courses in the minor.