Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Forensic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (R, L)

The Forensic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor provides students with understanding of criminal investigations, forensic science, and laboratory science.  The minor is geared toward students interested in pursuing law enforcement, investigation, or crime scene investigator careers.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the R and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. This minor utilizes a series of required courses to develop students’ knowledge of forensics, including criminal investigation, laboratory forensic science capabilities, general laboratory sciences, and specialized, forensic based electives.  Students utilize hands-on practice, scenario-based learning, and group activities to develop these skills and knowledge of the area of forensics within the criminal justice system.  Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements. 

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Forensic Studies Interdisciplinary minor includes 3 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (21 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

Students must earn a letter grade of “C-” or higher in all courses for credit towards the Forensic Studies minor.

Total Credits Needed for Minor 21