• Overview

    If you are interested in understanding how science can be applied to the legal process, a minor in forensics from William Peace University is right for you.

    Do you want to help solve the crimes of the present, past and future? Do you want to know what bones, blood and ballistics can tell you about how and why someone died? Have you ever thought of what it would be like to work for the FBI, the Smithsonian or the United Nations? The WPU Forensics minor includes courses from a variety of disciplines that will help you learn how scientific theories and techniques are used in legal and criminal contexts. Required core courses in anthropology, chemistry and criminal justice will give you a firm grounding in forensics. From there, you can deepen that knowledge and pursue your interests by choosing from courses in such areas as microbiology, archeology and abnormal psychology. The Forensics minor will be a good complement to a major in Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Chemistry or Psychology, and it will help prepare you well for careers in law enforcement and the legal system, or for furthering your studies in the forensic sciences.

    Explore Forensics at WPU
    Forensics students get hands-on with research, examining all aspects of human material
  • Faculty
    Xandra Daniels, WPU Professor
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Elizabeth Kusko, DA
    Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law; Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Vinnie Melomo, Ph.D.
    Department Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology
    ​Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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