Minor requirements include:

Forensics lies at the intersection of Criminal Justice and Science. This interdisciplinary minor fosters a student's appreciation and understanding of biological, chemical and image production concepts in the context of the criminal justice system. An interdisciplinary committee oversees this minor.

  1. The student must be a degree candidate at Saint Anselm College.
  2. The student must formally register for the interdisciplinary minor with the chair of the committee no later than the first semester of the junior year.
  3. The student must complete five courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course. 

1. The student is required to take Evidence (CJ 211 ) or MA 330  Mathematical Statistics (or BI 345 , CS 204 CJ 200 , BU 121 , PY 301 , SO 212 ).
2. The student is required to take Criminal Procedure ( CJ 212 ).
3. The student is required to take Forensic Chemistry ( CH 220 ) or a 100-level course pre-approved by the chair.
4. The student is required to take one of the following science courses: Forensic Physics ( PS 104 ), Computer Forensics ( CS 228 ), Genetics ( BI 327 ), or Microbiology
( BI 108  or BI 318 ) as appropriate to his/her major.
5. The student is required to take one course in image production. This course can be Photography I ( FAS 240 ) or Digital Art & Imaging I ( FAS 272 ).

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