Forensics Minor

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a minor in Forensics. Forensic scientists are science and technology professionals that work alongside Law Enforcement and Criminal Forensic Investigators to help to convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent using sophisticated methods and technology based on the disciplines of chemistry, biology, and metrology to reconstruct events after the fact.

Forensics Minor (18 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CHEM 107Introduction to Forensic Science3
CHEM 107LIntroduction to Forensic Science Laboratory1
CRJU 303Criminal Procedure3
Science Electives
Select two 3 credit lectures with 1 credit corresponding labs from the list below: 8
Cell and Molecular Biology 1
Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
Fundamental Genetics 1
Fundamental Genetics Laboratory 1
Advanced Microbiology 1
Advanced Microbiology Laboratory 1
Quantitative Analysis 1
Analytical Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Instrumental Analysis 1
Instrumental Analysis Lab 1
Forensic Analytical Chemistry 1
Biochemistry 1
Biochemistry Laboratory 1
Undergraduate Research 1
Independent Study 1
Criminology Electives
Select one 3-credit course: 3
Forensics of Sherlock Holmes
Basic Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Archaeological Recovery (FAR)
Human Osteology
Human Identification in Forensic Anthropology
Undergraduate Research 1
Ethics in Criminal Justice 1
Criminal Courts
Sociology of Crime
Analyzing Homicide
Criminal Justice Intelligence
Homeland Security and Terrorism
Ethics of Science and Technology
Sociology of Crime
Total Credit Hours18

These courses have prerequisites that may not be required by the program. 

Note: Credit will not be granted for both CHEM 321/CHEM 321L and CHEM 322/CHEM 322L.