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Justice Studies Department

Minor- Forensic Studies

The Minor in Forensic Studies will appeal to students in majors across the university, and has practical applications in the areas of law, law enforcement, engineering, computer science, accounting, chemistry, biology, nursing, medicine, and anthropology.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor15
Required Courses9
FS 011. Survey of Forensic Science3
FS 161. Crime Scene Investigation3
FS 162. Forensic Science Applications3
Additional Courses6
Complete two courses from:
Substantive Electives are revised each fall semester
ANTH 157. Forensic Anthropology3
FS 160. Special Topics in Forensic Science1-5
FS 163. Fingerprint Science3
FS 164. Crime Scene and Evidence Photography3
FS 165. Forensic Biometrics3
JS 143. Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
JS 185. Special Topics in Law and Justice3
Special topic must be approved by minor advisor
PHIL 133. Ethics in ScienceV3
PHIL 160. Philosophy of ScienceR3
PHOT 110. Black and White Photography3
PSYC 110. Adult Psychopathology3
PSYC 129. Neuroscience3
PSYC 153. Psychology in the Courtroom3

Total Units:15