The Forensic Science Program at Rutgers-Camden firmly believes that students should be scientists first before pursuing forensic science. We encourage students to major as undergraduates in the life and physical science subjects that form the basis for forensic science.
Rutgers-Camden students interested in forensic science at the undergraduate level are welcome to pursue a minor in forensic science. The goals of the minor are:
- to introduce students to the multidisciplinary nature of forensic science
- to provide an understanding of several forensic disciplines
- to recognize students who have taken courses of direct relevance to a career in forensic and/or investigation science
- to help students accelerate their graduate program of study. Up to 9 credits of forensic science course work can transfer into the MSFS degree
Rutgers–Camden undergraduate students may graduate with a minor in forensic science if they complete 21 credits distributed as follows:
- 8 credits of General Biology I & II with lab 120:101(lec); 107(lab) and 120:102(lec); 108(lab) or Chemical Principles I & II with lab 160:115(lec); 125 (lab) & 160:116 (lec); 126 (lab);
- 3 credits of Forensic Theory & Policy 412:327;
- 4 credits of Forensic Methods and Techniques with lab 412:328 & 329;
- and a minimum of 6 credits at the 300 level or above, 3 credits of which must be outside of the major area of study.
Accepted courses include:
Transfer students who want to minor in forensic science at Rutgers-Camden, but who have fulfilled all the requirements for this minor elsewhere, must take a minimum of two courses from among the accepted courses at the 300 level and above. A student is free to design his or her own minor program from among the courses listed as accepted courses.