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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Forensic Science Minor (R)

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The Minor in Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary pre-professional minor designed for students with interests or career goals in Forensic Science. It complements any major, but is especially appropriate for students with an Anthropological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, or ITEC major. It provides students with the scientific academic background and work experience in basic principles in the applied Forensic Sciences, including Forensic Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Anthropology, Criminalistics, and Digital Forensics (Computer Security).

The Forensic Science (FS) Minor is administered and supervised by the RU Forensic Science Institute (RUFSI). Students who wish to minor in Forensic Science must consult with RUFSI director for advising and assistance with meeting graduation requirements. Ideally, the course of study for Forensic Science Minors is tailored to meet the needs of each specific student in the minor, depending upon their major, interests, and career goals. To graduate with a Minor in Forensic Science, a student must have a grade of “C-” or higher in all courses taken for the minor.

The Minor in Forensic Science consists of a minimum of 20-21 semester hours, as follows:

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the R area of the REAL Curriculum.

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 Science minor includes 3 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (20-21 credits)

Total Credit Hours for Minor 20-21

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