University Bulletin 2022-23

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Forensic Science

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Forensic Science Administrative Staff  
Co-Directors Dr. Lesley Gregoricka, Dr. Sarah Koon-Magnin

Forensic Science at USA is an interdisciplinary program offering students the opportunity to gain foundation-level exposure to the various social and physical sciences from which forensic applications are derived. Students will acquire broad-based knowledge and skills in a combination of areas such as chemistry, anthropology, criminal justice and biology.

The minor is designed to prepare students for future graduate education or job training in specialized fields within forensic science, including the search for and recovery of human remains, human identification, crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and laboratory analyses. Although all students at USA are welcome to minor in FS, the minor will be especially useful for students in anthropology, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, and criminal justice. Students who plan to pursue careers in forensic science will benefit from a broader understanding of the criminal justice system, offender behavior, and due process law. Students who plan to pursue careers in the criminal justice system will benefit from a broader understanding of forensic science so that they understand what happens to evidence once it is taken to a lab for processing.

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