Program Contact: Jaime Ullinger 203-582-6428
The Forensic Science minor provides students with an opportunity to explore and learn about multiple disciplines working within a medico-legal context. It enhances understanding of forensic issues in law, law enforcement, government, policymaking and health sciences, among other fields, and provides a solid foundation for further study and/or graduate work in the forensic field. Students will gain an understanding of how forensic science provides effective strategies for solving novel problems, and will learn how information is gathered and interpreted at crime scenes in order to assess what has occurred.
Students will complete 18 credits from a wide range of courses that include anthropology, biology, biomedical sciences, criminal justice, legal studies, math, psychology and sociology, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of forensic science.
For a minor in Forensic Science, students must complete 18 credits.
|7 credits of required courses:|
|BIO 208||Introduction to Forensic Science||3|
|BIO 208L||Introduction to Forensic Science Lab Science Laboratory||1|
|AN 250||Forensic Anthropology||3|
|9 credits from the following courses:|
|CJ 243||Investigative Techniques||3|
|CJ 343||Forensic Issues in Law Enforcement||3|
|LE 115||Criminal Law||3|
|SO 225||Social Problems||3|
|SO 260||Social Control and Deviance||3|
|PS 272||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PS 283||Introduction to Forensic Psychology||3|
|Internship approved by Program Director||3|
|2 credits from the following courses:|
|FS 199||Special Topics in Forensic Science||1|