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Currently, forensic practitioners are in high demand. They apply their skills not only in law enforcement and national security related areas,
but in litigation support, internal corporate investigations, evidence reconstruction, and human interaction.
The goal of this minor is to provide students with a broad understanding of the field of forensics focusing on the methods and measures of
forensics from the perspective of science, engineering, computer technology, accounting, and psychology. The purpose is to give students a comprehensive
introduction to the basic issues and applications of these methods within the context of real-world forensic applications.
The Forensic minor requires the completion of 15 credit hours that consist of an introduction to the laws of evidence and ethics, followed by a focus selection in
computer technology, business, science, or psychology. The final credit hours come from contemporary research and modern practice as they attempt to apply
state-of-the-art principles of forensics introduced throughout the program of study.
The background required for the Forensic minor encompasses many of the majors offered at Robert Morris University. To ensure a proper match between your academic
major and this program, you are encouraged to contact the coordinator of the Forensics Minor at RMU, Dr. Maria Kalevitch, She will advise you whether this minor
is a good academic fit for you. Phone her at 412-397-2446 or email her at email@example.com.
For students seeking the Forensics Minor, the following courses are included in the program of study:
Introduction to the Law of Evidence POLS 2020 (3cr)
Introduction to Ethics PHIL 2000 (3cr)
Forensics in Research and Practice FORS 4000 (3cr)
Elective Courses (Choose Two)
Introduction to Computer Forensics INFS 3120 (3cr)
Fraud Examination for Managers ACCT 2070 (3cr)
Introduction to Forensic Science and Lab CHEM 2100/CHEM 2150 (3cr + 1cr)
Forensic Psychology PSYC 3840 (3cr)
Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering ENGR 4801 (3cr)