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Criminalistics Minor

The Criminalistics minor program is designed to complement the Criminal Justice Major.  Students who combine these two disciplines in a major/minor program receive a broad law enforcement background with understanding of all phases of criminal investigation.  The required courses teach many of the same scientific principles as the major but at a level understood by the student with little scientific background.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Chemistry

 

CHE 1100*

Principles of Chemistry

4

CHE 1150**

Principles of Chemistry Lab

1

 

 

 

Criminalistics

 

CHE 2710

Introduction to Criminalistics

3

CHE 2711

Introduction to Criminalistics Lab

1

CHE 2750

Arson and Explosives

3

CHE 2760

Field Testing of Drugs

1

CHE 3600

Crime Scene Investigation I

4

CHE 3610

Crime Scene Investigation II

4

 

 

 

Criminal Justice and Criminology

 

CJC 4650***

Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional

3

 

 

 

TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS

24

 

Notes:

*CHE 1800 General Chemistry I may be substituted for CHE 1100 Principles of Chemistry.

**CHE 1850 General Chemistry Lab may be substituted for CHE 1150 Principles of Chemistry

Laboratory.

***CJC 4650 requires CJC 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice as a prerequisite.

 

Suggested Two-Year Course Sequence for the Criminalistics Minor

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year 1

CHE 1100/1150

CJC 1010

CHE 2710/2711

Year 2

CHE 2750

CHE 2760

CHE 3600

CHE 3610

CJC 4650

 

 

NOTE: Principles of Chemistry is a prerequisite for Introduction to Criminalistics. Introduction to Criminalistics is a prerequisite for all other Criminalistics courses. Crime Scene I is a prerequisite for Crime Scene II. Courses MAY NOT be taken unless the prerequisites have been completed with a passing grade. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 


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