Forensic Science, Minor

Saint Louis University's forensic science minor focuses on applying science to legal problems. It complements the study of science, medicine or law.

Program Highlights

  • SLU's minor in forensic science requires 22 credits, combining 14 credits of required courses and eight credits of electives.
  • SLU's forensic science faculty offers the academic and practical experience to deliver high-impact instruction and provide the tools to work for social justice in the spirit of Catholic, Jesuit education.  
Required Courses
FRSC 2600Survey of Forensic Science3
FRSC 2800Professional Issues in Forensic Science3
FRSC 3620
FRSC 3621
Chemical Forensics
and Chemical Forensics Laboratory
FRSC 3630
FRSC 3631
Forensic Biology
and Forensic Biology Laboratory
FRSC 4550
FRSC 4551
Crime Scene Investigation
and Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory
Elective Courses
Select a minimum of eight credit hours from the following:8
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Field Recovery Methods
Law and Society
Quantitative Research Methods (or MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers )
Death Investigation
Total Credits23

Continuation Standards

Students with a minor in forensic science must maintain a 2.00 GPA in their forensic science minor coursework.