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Minor Requirements and Courses

Students must complete 7 courses (at least 21 credit hours) from the following list of approved courses. The 7 courses must include at least 1 course from each of the following areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies. The remaining 3 courses can be approved courses in any of the four areas. Students must pass each of these courses with a “C” or better. Courses applied to the minor may overlap with courses taken for major programs. Note that some of these courses may require prerequisites.


Life Sciences: Biological Sciences

Choose at least one course from the following:

BIOL 140 - Human Biology

BIOL 150 and 151 - General Biology I and General Biology II
(count as 2 courses, but must be taken as a sequence)

BIOL 220 - Genetics

BIOL 240a and 240b - Human Anatomy and Physiology
(count as 2 courses, but must be taken as a sequence)

BIOL 423 - Forensic Biology

BIOL 483 - Entomology


Physical Sciences: Chemistry

Choose only one course from the following:

CHEM 120a and 124a -General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry and Laboratory
(set counts as 1 course, taken concurrently)

CHEM 120b and 124b - General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry and Laboratory
(set counts as 1 course, taken concurrently)

CHEM 121a and CHEM 125a - General Chemistry and Laboratory
(set counts as 1 course, taken concurrently)

CHEM 120n and CHEM 124n - Nursing Principles of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry and Laboratory
(set counts as 1 course, taken concurrently)

Other approved Chemistry courses include:

CHEM 241a - Organic Chemistry

CHEM 241b and CHEM 245 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
(set counts as 1 course, taken concurrently)


Social Sciences: Anthropology

Choose at least one course from the following:

ANTH 359 - Law, Politics and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ANTH 369 - Introduction Forensic Anthropology

ANTH 469 - Forensic Anthropology Applications

ANTH 430 - Zooarchaeology

*ANTH 374 - Biological Anthropology Field School I

*ANTH 375 - Archaeological Field School I

*ANTH 474 or 475 may be taken for 3 or 6 credits. Regardless of credit hours, the field school counts as 1 course toward the minor.


Social Sciences: Criminal Justice Studies

Choose at least one course from the following:

CJ 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ 206 - Criminal Law

CJ 207 - Criminal Procedure

CJ 410 - Judicial Process: The Criminal Court System

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