University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Criminal Forensics Studies

Program Name: Criminal Forensics Studies

Program Designation: Minor

Program Contact: Dr. Tony Gaskew

Academic Division: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program Description:

 A minor in criminal forensic studies is designed to provide students with a theoretical and applied understanding of the nature of criminal investigations and how forensic tools are used to conduct criminal investigations. Students will be exposed to variety of mock crime scenes, which will include violent crimes, property crimes, drug crimes, computer and white collar crimes. Students will also apply investigative report writing techniques and crime scene processing methods.

Required courses: (students must earn a C- or better in all minor courses and a GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required)

Total Credits for Minor 20


    Students who are criminal justice majors cannot use the courses in the minor to satisfy the law enforcement content area of the criminal justice major.

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