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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Minor in Forensic Science

General Information

The minor in forensic science is offered to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles behind the application of scientific techniques to forensic investigations and to the criminal justice system. The minor allows students to gain both a deep understanding of a traditional discipline through their major field of study while gaining some experience with various aspects of forensic science and criminal investigations. This later forensic experience is accomplished though a variety of courses including a general overview of the field as a whole. Thus, the minor in forensic science offers a strong complement to major areas of study and provides a general background in forensic science and criminal justice for Syracuse University students.