Intrigued with criminal investigation, working in a forensic lab, or providing intelligence support for a police force? Explore the different components of forensics through the interdisciplinary study of biology, psychology, sociology, and justice at Spring Hill College.
According to the American Academy of Forensic Science, there is an increasing demand for individuals trained in forensic science, who specifically can apply advances in science and technology to criminal investigation with the purpose of solving crimes.
Students who graduate with a minor in forensics complete 5 required courses and 2 electives for a minimum of 21 credit hours.
Chemistry Club, Psychology Club
This interdisciplinary minor gives students insight into the criminal justice system, forensic sciences, and the psychological side of crime. This is a great minor for students in chemistry, sociology, psychology, political science, or pre-law as it gives a thorough understanding of the multitude of fields that go into maintaining the criminal justice system.
Students with a minor in forensics can go on to work in labs, depending on their major, or work with different social justice organizations. This program is very flexible and applicable to a variety of professional fields.
“If you have an interest in law or crime, SHC forensics classes are great to take because they fulfill lab credits and are super fun. Whenever I say I’m taking forensic science classes, people are always impressed that I can do blood spatter analysis and determine DNA.” — Brianna Weis
Division Chair of Science and Mathematics
Associate Professor, Department Chair of Biology
Associate Professor; Department Chair, Biology
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