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Forensic Science (Minor)

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Vincent Melomo
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics

Navigating the Science of Solving Crimes: Forensic Science Minor at William Peace University

Are you captivated by the intricacies of solving crimes, deciphering clues from the past, and unveiling the secrets that bones, blood, and ballistics hold? If you envision yourself contributing to investigations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), making historical discoveries at the Smithsonian, or engaging in international endeavors with organizations like the United Nations, then the Forensic Science Minor at William Peace University (WPU) is a key part of your pathway to a thrilling and impactful journey.

Exploring the Intersection of Science and Justice

The Forensic Science Minor at WPU is not just a set of courses; it’s an immersive exploration into the application of scientific principles within the legal domain. Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how scientific theories and techniques intersect with legal and criminal contexts, this minor draws from various disciplines to shape a well-rounded perspective.

Core Foundation in Forensics

The foundation of the Forensic Science Minor is built on a core set of courses that delve into anthropology, chemistry, and criminal justice. These foundational pillars equip you with essential knowledge and skills, laying the groundwork for a deeper exploration of forensic science.

Tailoring Your Forensic Journey

One of the strengths of our program lies in its flexibility. Beyond the core courses, you have the opportunity to customize your forensic journey by selecting from a range of specialized courses. Delve into microbiology to understand the microscopic world crucial in forensic analysis, explore archaeology to unearth insights from historical crime scenes, or delve into abnormal psychology to comprehend the human mind in legal contexts.

This tailored approach allows you to align your academic pursuits with your specific interests and career aspirations.

Complementary to Major Disciplines

The Forensic Science Minor at WPU serves as an excellent complement to majors in criminal justice, anthropology, chemistry, or psychology. Whether you’re intrigued by the intricacies of criminal investigations, fascinated by the study of cultures and societies, drawn to the molecular aspects of forensic analysis, or captivated by the complexities of the human mind in legal settings, this minor enhances and enriches your primary field of study.

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Preparation for Diverse Career Paths

By choosing the Forensic Science Minor at WPU, you are preparing yourself for a myriad of career opportunities. Whether you aspire to join law enforcement, contribute to the legal system, or pursue advanced studies in the forensic sciences, our program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in these dynamic fields. The multidisciplinary nature of the minor ensures that you possess a versatile skill set valued in a variety of professional contexts.

Embark on a thrilling journey of scientific exploration intertwined with the pursuit of justice. Join us in unlocking the mysteries of Forensic Science at William Peace University, where knowledge meets real-world application to shape the forensic experts of tomorrow.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, the university offers opportunities for internships, research projects, and practical experiences, ensuring students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.


Yes. The Forensic Science Minor is designed to complement a variety of majors, including criminal justice, anthropology, chemistry, and psychology. Its interdisciplinary nature enhances your overall academic experience.


The core courses, supplemented by a range of specialized electives, provide a solid foundation in forensics. This, combined with the multidisciplinary approach, ensures that graduates are well-prepared for diverse career paths in law enforcement, legal systems, or further studies in forensic sciences.

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Anthropology (BA)

Biology (BA or BS)

Chemistry (Minor)

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