Why Choose the Forensic Science Minor?
The minor in forensic science was created to increase the options available for Ferris State University students seeking to supplement their education in the field of forensic science. By having a solid education in both the field of criminal justice and forensics, it is believed that all other Ferris State University students majoring in other areas will increase their employment opportunities. The minor is based upon combining three criminal justice courses with five natural science courses (three in biology and two in chemistry). The course is designed specifically to make the student a more thorough investigator at various crime scenes. Individuals who have the knowledge may be employable as crime scene technicians.
The Forensic Science minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University. An average GPA of 2.0 or higher must be achieved for the courses to count towards the minor. The minor requires 26 hours of criminal justice, biology and chemistry courses. An approved criminal justice internship is required during the summer semester.
Ferris State University
School of Criminal Justice
1349 Cramer Circle, BIS 509
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-3652 or 231-591-5080