Forensic Science, Minor UG
The Forensic Science minor provides students with strong physical, chemical, and biochemical foundations applied to the field of forensics with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry.
What Can I Do with this Minor?
With a strong science foundation, independent research, and course work that consists of crime scene scenario reconstruction and simulated forensic lab activities, students completing a minor in Forensic Science will be prepared to work in a variety of local, state, and federal agency settings. The minor is designed to prepare students for future graduate education and/or on-the-job training in specialized fields within the field of forensic science, as well as introducing the discipline of analytical chemistry. The minor is strongly recommended for biology, biochemistry, and neurosciences majors; however, students from other majors, interested in the sciences, may opt for this minor.
Career opportunities include the following:
- Autopsy technician
- Crime lab criminalist
- Crime scene investigator
- Evidence technician
- Fingerprint analyst
- Forensic accountant
- Forensic engineer
- Forensic investigator
- Forensic science technician
- Forensic specialist
- Forensics manager
- Law enforcement with specialized training
- Medicolegal death investigator
- Degree Awarded
- Program Type
- Program Location
- Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
- Required Credit Hours
The Forensic Science minor includes laboratory courses that will strengthen students’ skills in analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, emphasizing in state of the art techniques currently used in medicinal and industrial labs with a focus on forensic sciences. The minor focuses on several aspects of toxicology, as pertains to the solution of criminal cases.
Criminal Justice, B.A. UG
The Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree provides students with an academic foundation in the criminal justice system, criminological theory, and the integration of evidence-based practices.
Fire Science & Public Safety Administration, B.S. UG
The Fire Science and Public Safety Administration program is designed to build upon the Associate Degree in Fire Science, Fire Technology, or Emergency Management.
Health Promotion and Wellness, B.S. UG
The Health Promotion and Wellness program prepares students to assume roles as wellness and health promotion professionals in private business, community organizations, and healthcare agencies.
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