Adding this minor makes your resume more competitive in this field while offering a base of understanding you can build on throughout your career. While it is not designed to train you in the laboratory methods and measures of forensics, you will gain an understanding of the basic issues within the context of forensic biology.
The Minor in Forensic Biosciences is designed to give you an understanding of the concepts and principles behind the application of biological techniques. You'll study how these techniques influence forensic investigations and the criminal justice system.
The Forensic Biosciences minor requires the completion of at least 19-20 credit hours, which are outlined below and on the minor verification form. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education requires that a minimum of six credits of the minor be from classes with advanced standing (at the 300 level and above).
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