The Forensics interdisciplinary minor is a 16-credit minor designed for students who are interested in how physical and psychological evidence resolve issues involving criminal behavior, crime scenes and criminal investigations. This highly popular field spans across many disciplines, drawing from psychology, sociology, criminology, political science, chemistry, biology, and philosophy.
Students are required to take the Forensic Psychology course and an introductory Science course with a forensics component (4 credits). Students can then select the remaining 9 credits from a broad array of elective courses in multiple disciplines.
In order to fulfill the minor, students are required to take no more than 3 credits of their Elective courses in any single discipline.
Required Courses (7 credits)
PSYC 3360 Forensic Psychology
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Select 3 courses from following courses, with no more 3 credits within a single discipline
CMLGY 1306 Introduction to Crime and Criminology
CMLGY 2300 Wrongful Convictions
CMLGY 2307 Social Deviance
CMLGY 2333 Criminal Law
CMLGY 2360 Victimology
CMLGY 2701 Penology
CMLGY 3301 Women and Crime
CMLGY 3308 Law and Society
CMLGY 3309 Policy Analysis
CMLGY 3310 Juvenile Delinquency
POLS 3304 Criminal Justice
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Logic
* Effective Fall 2015
NOTE: Students who previously declared an 18-credit minor in this area must complete a "Declaration of Minor" form (available in the Records Office) in order to convert to the revised, 16-credit minor. Students who convert to the revised minor MUST complete all requirements affiliated with the 16-credit minor. No course substitutions will be permitted.
Dr. Amy Shlosberg
Social Sciences and History
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-02
Madison, NJ 07940