Earn a minor in Forensic Science at Holy Family University

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

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Minor
Program Type
  • Minor
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Required Credit Hours
22-23

Program Overview

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.

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