Why Choose the Forensic Science Minor?

The forensic minor degree program was created to increase the options available to Ferris State forensics students seeking to supplement their biology or criminal justice education with a forensic degree. Participation in college study programs in the field of forensics helps Ferris State University students increase their employment opportunities. A minor in forensics provides the core building blocks for careers in forensic science and forensic biology.

Advance Your Career with a Forensics Minor

The Ferris State forensic minor program combines criminal justice courses with natural science courses. The forensic minor program is designed specifically to help college students become highly skilled investigators at various forensic crime scenes. Individuals who earn a forensics minor degree will be employable in many roles, including forensic crime scene technicians.

Forensic Minor Admission Requirements

The Forensic Minor program is open to any Ferris State college student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree program such as the Forensic Biology degree program. The forensic minor is designed to complement any Ferris State major and is ideal for the student who has pursued certification in forensics and related fields of study.

Forensics Minor Graduation Requirements

A forensics certificate 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 toward the forensics minor. The forensic minor degree program requires 26 hours of criminal justice, biology, and chemistry courses. An approved criminal justice internship is required during the summer semester.

If you would like more information on the Forensics Minor Program at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

  • About Ferris State University: College forensics classes in the Forensic Science Minor Program, are taught at all levels by professional teachers, not graduate assistants. College students that minor in forensics at Ferris State University, have the opportunity to study and major in more than 170 different college educational programs - including doctorate degrees, masters degrees, bachelor's degrees and associate degree programs. 

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