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    Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Shelly Schaefer
    Department Chair

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    Minor in Forensic Science

    The forensic science minor complements majors in criminal justice, legal studies, psychology and other related disciplines by providing students with a concentration of forensic science coursework. The forensic science minor exposes students to coursework related to the nature of physical evidence, and physical evidence collection, analysis, and interpretation.

    Required Courses

    A minor in Forensic Science requires a student to complete the following seven (7) course requirements.

    Four (4) required courses:

    • CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1130
    • CJFS 1120: Crime and Justice in America
    • CJFS 1140: Introduction to Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Methods
    • CJFS 3400: Survey in Forensic Science

    Students must choose a minimum of three additional courses from the following:

    • ANTH 3500 - Forensic Anthropology
    • ANTH 3500 - LAB: Forensic Anthropology
    • CJFS 3410 - Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
    • CJFS 3430 - Forensic Document Examination
    • CJFS 3440 - Forensic Fingerprint Examination
    • CJFS 3450 - Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Examination

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