Forensic Studies Minor

The growth of forensic sciences in the last decade has led to a diversity of specialties that provide expertise to the criminal justice system.  A minor in forensic studies can provide students with an introduction and appreciation of several specialties within the field and thereby educate them in these disciplines. The minor in Forensic Studies includes four required courses (Criminalistics, Cybercrime, Forensic Anthropology, and Forensic Psychology) and two additional electives at the 300-400 level from the criminal justice offerings. This minor will prepare criminal justice undergraduates for the diverse and specialized work force or to pursue further graduate studies. 


Computer Forensics and Investigation
This minor/certificate is designed to provide students with the basic understanding of the hardware and software applications that are utilized in computer forensics; the procedures for investigating computer crimes; the methodology of forensic data collection, evidence preservation and documentation; and the potential of the Internet as a tool for gathering data for computer and non-computer crimes.