For careers in fields ranging from archaeology to biology, chemistry to law enforcement, studying forensic science can be valuable in teaching you how to better analyze scientific data.
At the University of Central Missouri, our Forensic Science minor provides you with a broad-based introduction to understanding, solving and preventing crime. Throughout your undergraduate studies, you’ll gain a well-balanced foundation of knowledge in human psychology and how it applies to our legal and criminal justice systems, as well as public policy.
No matter what your professional aspirations, the critical thinking skills you’ll gain in this minor will ensure you’re better positioned to make informed decisions, wherever your career takes you.
Flexible coursework for Forensic Science minors
Take all of your classes for the Forensic Science minor in person on our Warrensburg campus. You can also choose from several courses offered online.
3 tracks to choose from
Online classes available
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UCM’s Forensic Science minor offers three unique tracks for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Biology, Chemistry or Criminal Justice — or you can build a track of your own to help you achieve your career aspirations.
No matter which track you choose, you can expect our Forensic Science minor to integrate law, science and technology throughout your studies. You’ll build a strong foundation in biology or chemistry as you learn how to uncover and analyze evidence that can be used in criminal or civil cases.
Gaining hands-on experience is at the heart of UCM’s Forensic Science minor. Throughout your studies, you’ll be exposed to various cellular, molecular and histological lab research experiences, as well as field work that involves different approaches to collecting data.
You can also apply your knowledge and skills through:
Our Forensic Science minor will help you pursue employment in various data-collecting fields, including crime scene investigation and forensic technology. Students who complete our minor, along with a bachelor’s degree, also go on to Forensic Science master’s programs.
Discover a career in a growing field
Learn more about how Forensic Science program coursework can help you fulfill your career goals. Explore job outlooks and salary expectations using the interactive tool below.
Did you know that the University of Central Missouri offers some of the lowest tuition and fees in Missouri? We also offer many ways to finance your college education.
Learn more about our general and program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.