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Forensic and Investigative Science Impact

Forensic and Investigative Science

The Forensic Investigative Science minor is open to all students, except Forensic Science majors. Fairmont State University is the second university in the state to offer this forensic investigative science minor.

This is a rare opportunity that allows students to take courses such as crime scene investigation, introduction to forensic science, and forensic biology. It is an opportunity for students to learn and apply real techniques used in forensics.

Courses required to complete the forensic and investigative science minor:

Required Minor Courses HOURS
BIOL 1106 Biological Principles II 4
CHEM 1101 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1105 Chemical Principles 5
CRIM 1100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 2226 Crime Scene Investigation 3
FORS 2201 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
FORS 3200 Forensic Biology 4
TOTAL Required Courses 22-23


  • Describe the natural sciences, including scientific inquiry, cell theory, and basic chemistry of life.
  • Apply crime scene processing, collecting, and analyzing techniques during field collection and lab analysis.
  • Examine forensic science and how it relates to the natural sciences.
  • Apply methods of scientific inquiry to forensic science.