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. The department offers two tracks in the minor to maximize the student's breadth of knowledge.

For students majoring in the sciences

  • CJ 100 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • CJ 211 - Evidence
  • FAS 240 - Darkroom Photography
  • or

    OR

  • FAS 245 - Digital Photography
  • or

    OR

  • FAS 272 - Digital Art & Imaging I
  • or

    OR

  • CH 220 - Forensic Chemistry
  • requires CH130

    (requires CH 130 or permission of instructor)

    Choose 1 of the following:
  • CH 275 - Forensic Analysis
  • PS 104 - Forensic Physics
  • CS 228 - Computer Forensics
  • BI 327 - Genetics
  • BI 108 - Microbiology
  • or
  • BI 318 - Microbiology for Majors
  • as appropriate to his/her major
  • CJ 212 - Criminal Procedure

For students not majoring in a science

  • CJ 211 - Evidence
  • FAS 240 - Darkroom Photography
  • OR
  • FAS 245 - Digital Photography
  • or

    OR

  • FAS 272 - Digital Art & Imaging I
  • A 100-level chemistry course
  • CH 220 - Forensic Chemistry
  • requires CH130

    (requires CH 130 or permission of instructor)

  • PS 104 - Forensic Physics
  • or

    OR

  • CS 228 - Computer Forensics
  • or

    OR

  • Any lab science
Mary Kate Donais

Mary Kate Donais

Chemistry

"Analytical chemists make sure it’s safe to drink the water, swim in a pond, eat fish, or use new products."

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