The minor in Forensic Science provides you with an understanding of the concepts and principles of applying scientific inquiry to questions in forensic investigations. You will be exposed to a wide range of scientific disciplines with a specific focus on the laboratory techniques and instrumentation used most commonly in the analysis of chemical, biological and other forms of evidence. The minor is especially valuable for students in Justice Studies who want to develop a deeper appreciation of how forensic science informs ongoing criminal and civil investigations. It is also a suitable springboard if you wish to pursue graduate work in the forensic science field. The minor is not solely, or even primarily, for Natural Sciences & Mathematics majors. Students from many allied programs, including Kinesiology, pre-Nursing and Education, often pursue this minor.
• Forensic science technician, $61,220
• Forensic artist, $54,000
• Criminal investigator, $62,000
• Crime scene investigator, $64,844
Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics