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Forensic Investigation Minor

The minor in forensic investigation provides students with an introduction to the field of forensics, including forensic chemistry, science, evidence, law, and investigations. You will focus on the integration and relationship between crime, forensic analysis, constitutional rights, law enforcement investigation, and expert testimony.

This minor is open to students of all majors except forensic science and investigation. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be earned in all criminal justice courses. Criminal justice and civic and regional development students may not substitute this minor for the Miami Plan thematic sequence requirement. All other students may use this minor to satisfy the Miami Plan thematic sequence requirement.

Curriculum

  • CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice or CJS 211 Law Enforcement
  • CHM 121 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
  • CJS 231 Law & Individual Rights
  • CJS 235 Forensic Science Survey
  • CJS 272 Forensic and Crime Scene Evidence
  • CJS 411 Evidence Law and Expert Testimony or other course approved by advisor