The Forensics Minor requires five courses (20 credits) drawn from a list of approved courses or from exceptional courses and opportunities approved by affiliated faculty. The five courses include:
Two Introductory Courses
JUST 401: Introduction to Justice Studies
BIOL 420: Introduction to Forensic Science
Three Additional Courses
From approved courses that engage one of the components of forensics through an existing discipline. Currently-approved courses are:
JUST 405: Technology, Crime, and Society
*PSYC 591: Forensic Psychology
SOC 515: Introduction 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.
Students must receive a grade of C or better for a course to count toward the minor requirements. Once students have decided to pursue the minor, they are required to meet with the coordinator or appropriate affiliated faculty advisor at least once per semester for regular review and assessment of their program.
Transfer credits may be approved by the Coordinator to count towards the minor. If the transfer credit is accepted by the university and fits within the scope of the minor, it will be considered.