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Forensic Science

Develop an understanding of natural and behavioral sciences to enhance your career in criminal justice.

Forensic science is a specialty minor focus that can be a complement to a criminal justice degree; it’s best pursued in complement with a behavioral health or medical-focused degree. A key factor in successful criminal investigations, forensic science is the perfect career focus for you if you have an eye for detail and a keen sense of organization. It can help open the door to a forensic science career or work in criminal justice.

Our instructors combine hands-on training with real-world instruction to prepare you for your vocational calling in

  • Pathology
  • Criminal investigations
  • Toxicology
  • Anthropology

Enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skills with our forensic science program and widen your experience in the criminal justice field.

Career Opportunities

A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major. Students who minor in Forensic Science may go on to pursue careers in criminal investigation, pathology, physical anthropology, toxicology, as well as the behavioral sciences.


Department Chair

Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Biology

Regular Faculty

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