The Department of Criminal Justice offers two distinct minors: the minor in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. Those students who minor in Forensic Science will spend time in the crime scene/forensic science laboratory engaging in various forms of criminal investigations where they will examine blood stains, weapons, fibers and other crime scene evidence.
The minor in Criminal Justice offers students a glimpse into the academic discipline. It may provide students knowledge about the justice system to balance their major. For example, psychology majors and social work majors would benefit greatly since they both address people who engage in deviant and sometimes criminal behavior. Students that may be curious and wish to learn more about the Criminal Justice system may find a minor in Criminal Justice appealing.