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2010-2011 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2016 
2010-2011 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2016 [Archived Catalog]

Forensic Science Minor

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Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees Offered: None
Minor Offered: Forensic Science

The interdisciplinary Forensic Science Minor consists of at least seventeen credit hours, divided into Basic Requirements (either Track I or II; each 11 credits) and Options (at least 6 credits). Students may double-count courses (up to 8 credits) from their major for either Basic Requirements track (see below), but may not double-count any course from their major, nor any course from those used to satisfy their Liberal Studies Program requirements, as Options.

Basic Requirements: 11 Credit Hours

Track I - Forensic DNA Lab-oriented

Track II - Forensic Chemistry Lab-oriented

Options: At least 6 Credit Hours

The remainder of the minimum seventeen credit hours may be completed using any of the following courses and/or other academic experiences.


Students completing Track I Basic Requirements will have satisfied current Federal Bureau of Investigation coursework guidelines for forensic DNA lab technician positions. Students interested in seeking employment immediately after graduation in forensic analytic chemistry (Track II Basic Requirements) are advised to take (at a minimum) CHEM 322 and a 300-level STAT course.

Students are encouraged to develop internship opportunities, including those anticipated with the local firm, Human Identification Technologies. Students may elect internships under INDS 471/472 (Interdisciplinary Internship and Evaluation), or, where appropriate and with the approval of the student’s major advisor, using the internship course appropriate to the major.

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