Forensic Science and Investigation Pathway
The Forensic Science & Investigation Pathway offers an interdisciplinary program of study for students interested in applying science, social context, and rules of criminal procedure to the seizure and analysis of physical evidence.
As Interdisciplinary Studies majors, students in this pathway learn theories and methods enabling them to address forensic questions by integrating insights, methods, and techniques from multiple relevant disciplines, including Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry, as well as Criminology.
If you have any questions, please contact the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Andy Walter, (email@example.com).
Program of Study
1. Foundation Courses
Introductory courses in: Physical Anthropology, Chemistry, Biology, and Criminology
2. Required Upper Level Courses
Required courses in: Forensic Anthropology, Modern Forensic Science
3. Disciplinary Courses
One course from each discipline and at least nine hours from each of two:
Courses in: Human Osteology, Field Methods in Physical Anthropology, Skeletal Indicators of Health and Behavior, Genes and Genomania
Courses in: Molecular Cellular Biology, Comparative Vertebrate anatomy, Human Physiology, Genetics and Medical Genetics, Entomology
Courses in: Victimology, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Profiling, Social Science in the Legal System, Ethics and the Criminal Justice System
Courses in: Drugs and Drug Abuse, Analytical Chemistry, and Modern Forensic Science