New Minor in Forensics
Beginning in the Fall of 2012, the Justice Studies Program will be offering a new Minor in Forensics! The Forensic Minor will provide students with the opportunity to explore the different components of forensics through the interdisciplinary study of biology, psychology, sociology, and justice studies. This well-rounded curriculum will enable students to build upon their interests in justice studies by specializing in an area of increasing importance. Students must receive a grade of C or better for a course to count toward the minor requirements. Once students have declared the minor, they are required to meet with the coordinator, academic counselor or appropriate affiliated faculty advisor at least once per semester for regular review and assessment of their program, learning outcomes, and progress towards the degree.
The Forensics Minor requires five courses (20 credits) drawn from a list of approved courses. The five courses include:
Two Introductory Courses
JUST 401 - Intro to Justice Studies
BIOL 420 - Intro to Forensic Science
Three Additional Courses from the list below
JUST 405 - Technology, Crime & Society
* PSYC 591 - Forensic Psychology
SOC 515 - Intro to Criminology
SOC 535 - Homicide
* If PSYC 591 is not being offered you may take PSYC 755 (Psychology and Law) OR PSYC 756 (Psychology of Crime and Justice) in its place.