Forensics Minor

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Forensics Minor

Program Overview

The forensics minor provides students with the opportunity to explore the different components of forensics through the interdisciplinary study of biology, psychology, sociology, and justice studies. This well-rounded curriculum will enable students to build upon their interests in justice studies by specializing in an area of increasing importance. Once students have decided to pursue the minor, they are required to meet with the coordinator, academic counselor, or appropriate affiliated faculty adviser at least once per semester for regular review and assessment of their program, learning outcomes, and progress toward the degree.

Contact

Justice Studies Program
206 Huddleston Hall
73 Main Street
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-1716
Email: justice.studies@unh.edu
Fax: (603) 862-2966

Curriculum & Requirements

The forensic minor requires five courses (20 credits) drawn from a list of approved courses. Students must receive a grade of a C- or better for a course to count toward the minor requirements. The five courses include:

Introductory Courses
JUST 401Introduction to Justice Studies4
BIOL 420Introduction to Forensic Sciences4
Additional Courses
Select three of the following:12
ANTH 550
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
JUST 405
Technology, Crime, and Society: A Forensic Exploration of High-Tech and Digital Crime
JUST/PSYC 591
Forensic Psychology 1
SOC 515
Introductory Criminology
SOC 535
Homicide
Total Credits20

Two courses can double count toward your justice studies dual major. These courses are most commonly JUST 401 Introduction to Justice Studies, and SOC 515 Introductory Criminology.

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