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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  
 
  Jun 13, 2021
 
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog

Criminal Forensic Studies Minor


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Program ContactDr. Tony Gaskew

Academic Division: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program Description:

A minor in criminal forensic studies is designed to provide students with a theoretical and applied understanding of the nature of criminal investigations and how forensic tools are used to conduct criminal investigations. Students will be exposed to variety of mock crime scenes, which will include violent crimes, property crimes, drug crimes, computer and white collar crimes. Students will also apply investigative report writing techniques and crime scene processing methods.

Minor Requirements


A minor in criminal forensic studies can be earned by completing the following 20 credits:

(students must earn a C- or better in all minor courses and a GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required)

Please be advised


Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

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