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Forensic Science, Minor

A minor in forensic science from Saint Louis University focuses on the application of science to legal problems and is an exceptional complement for those interested in science, medicine or law.  The forensic science faculty has both the academic and practical experience to deliver high impact instruction and to provide the tools to work for social justice in the spirit of Catholic, Jesuit education.  

SLU's minor in forensic science requires 22 credits, combining 14 credits of required courses and eight credits of electives.

Required Courses
FRSC 2600Survey of Forensic Science3
FRSC 2800Topics in Forensic Science2
FRSC 3620
FRSC 3621
Chemical Forensics
and Chemical Forensics Laboratory
FRSC 3630
FRSC 3631
Forensic Biology
and Forensic Biology Laboratory
FRSC 4550
FRSC 4551
Crime Scene Investigation
and Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory
Elective Courses
Select a minimum of eight credit hours from the following:8
ANTH 2210
Biological Anthropology
ANTH 2240
ANTH 3280
Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 4710
Field Recovery Methods
SOC 3590
Law and Society
SOC 4015
Quantitative Research Methods (or MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers )
FRSC 4610
Death Investigation
Total Credits22

Continuation Standards

Students with a minor in forensic science must maintain a 2.00 GPA in their forensic science minor coursework.