Apr 21, 2019  
2009-2010 University Catalog 
    
2009-2010 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Science – Minor


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Forensic scientists are involved in all aspects of criminal cases, using scientific investigation to determine the facts and ultimately lead investigators to the truth. Through this exciting and rewarding career, your love of science can be applied to public health and safety, while also contributing to the good of society.

Forensic science requires solid education in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. This instruction prepares an individual for careers in the various branches of forensic science such as criminal investigation, pathology, physical anthropology, and toxicology, as well as the behavioral sciences. This rich education also prepares students for wide-ranging careers in public health or the law. According to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the strength of a forensic scientist lies in the quality of the scientific education.

The USP Forensic Science Minor Curriculum


Students must take a minimum of 18 credits to complete the forensic science minor. A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

For more information about the minor, contact:

William R. Law
Phone: 215.596.8919
Email: w.law@usp.edu

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