Degree seeking students may pursue a minor in forensic science. Non-degree seeking students may receive a certificate by fulfilling these same requirements.
For a student to receive a Minor or Certificate in Forensic Science, the following requirements must be met:
Required (20 credits):
SOC 260 Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
SOC 261 Forensic Biology with Lab (4)
SOC 262 Chemical Analysis of Crime with Lab (4)
SOC 393 Crime Scene Investigation with Lab (4)
SOC 461 Death Investigation (2)
SOC 400 Field Work Practicum (100 hours) (3)
*Survey of Forensic Science (SOC 260) is a prerequisite for Forensic Biology (SOC 261) and Chemical Forensics (SOC 262)
Electives (6 hours from the following):
SOC 221 Biological Anthropology with Lab
SOC 224 Introduction to Archaeology
SOC 301 Quantitative Analysis (Statistics) or MATH 130 (3)
SOC 328 Forensic Anthropology (3)
SOC 359 Law and Society (3)
SOC 493 Current Cases and Topics in Forensic Science (3)
Other courses will be added to electives as they are approved.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please call or write:
Dr. Richard Colignon, Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
3750 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-3342