The minor in Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary pre-professional minor designed for students with interests or career goals in Forensic Science.
It complements any major, but is especially appropriate for students with an Anthropological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, or ITEC major. It provides students with the scientific academic background and work experience in basic principles of Forensic Science, including Forensic Chemistry, Biology, Anthropological Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Digital Forensics (Computer Security).
The Forensic Science minor is administered and supervised by the RU Forensic Science Institute (RUFSI) in conjunction with an advisory group of faculty from a variety of disciplines with forensic science expertise and specialties. Students who wish to minor in Forensic Science must consult with RUFSI directors or faculty from a Forensic Science Advisory Committee for advising and assistance with meeting graduation requirements. Ideally, the course of study for Forensic Science Minors is tailored to meet the needs of each specific student in the minor, depending upon their major, interests, and career goals. To graduate with a minor in Forensic Science, a student must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
The minor in Forensic Science consists of a minimum of 20-22 semester hours, as follows: