Forensic Science

The Forensic Science minor introduces students to the specialized fields of forensic science and the fundamental principles of science and technology upon which they are based.

The six-course minor compliments the academic background of students interested in pursuing a career or graduate program in forensic science laboratory work; forensic pathology, dentistry, optometry, or a coroners or medical examiners; forensic psychology; or a career in the judicial system; law enforcement; forensic accounting; forensic illustration or photography; detecting art forgery or theft; or computational or digital forensics.

Course work provides an introduction to evidence collection and scientific analysis; the mathematics of collecting and interpreting data; human behavioral and societal structures and the criminal justice system; forensic laboratory procedures; and techniques or advanced aspects of forensic psychology.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

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Forensic Science Program Chair

Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.

Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Washington & Jefferson College.

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