To minor in forensic science, students must complete 18 hours of study. Forensic science is the study of the application of science to law in a service to society. It plays a vital role in the administration of law and justice through new technologies and innovations regarding the principles of evidence identification, collection and scientific analysis.
Forensic science courses were developed to expose students to the techniques, knowledge and experiences that will allow them to succeed in graduate school and in the forensic field. Furthermore, these courses introduce students to the types of forensic investigations conducted by the Texas Rangers, Sheriff's Departments, Police Departments, Federal Agencies and Crime Laboratories.
Courses a student might take include Crime Scene Investigation, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Expert Witness Testimony, Medicolegal Death Investigation or Impression Evidence.
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