Forensic Science


Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences and technologies to investigate and establish facts of interest in relation to an incident or question. Most employers today are looking for "problem solvers". Within the Forensic Science Minor you will learn the major steps of problem solving in a format that employers recognize. Your resume will be improved through this minor in that you will have demonstrated your willingness to explore the facts of an incident to a greater depth and reach effective conclusions. The selection of a specific "certification area" will provide support for employment within criminal justice, health, industry and legal fields.

Forensic Science Technician Minor:

 Forensic Science Technician Minor requirements:  20 hours as follows:

FORS 3301 Fundamentals of Forensic Science I

FORS 3101 Fundamentals of Forensic Science I Laboratory

FORS 3302 Fundamentals of Forensic Science II

FORS 3102 Fundamentals of Forensic Science II Laboratory

FORS/CJUS 3314 Criminal Investigation 

FORS 4101 Special Topics in Forensic Science Laboratory

CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II 

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II


Specialization Available in Forensic Science:

A student may earn a specialization in Forensic Science which prepares them to work in crime laboratories. The student must have a major in biology, a minor in chemistry, and take courses as follows:

DNA3.jpgBIOL 4304 Toxicology

BIOL 4305 Molecular Genetics

CHEM/BIOL 4367 Biochemistry

CHEM/BIOL 4167 Biochemistry Techniques

CHEM 4200 Forensic Chemistry Laboratory