Applied Forensics

You should minor in applied forensics if:

  • You’re interested in solving crimes using physical evidence.
  • You want to explore how the law and science work together in investigations.

The applied forensics minor teaches you how to investigate and solve crimes through courses in criminal justice and anthropology. Learn how to understand forensics and apply that knowledge in the criminal justice system.

You'll get hands-on opportunities to use forensic sciences in your courses, including fingerprinting, blood spatter, and anthropology. You'll also work with human and non-human skeletal remains and learn how to conduct 3-D scanning and modeling.

Applied Forensics at UL Lafayette

What's Applied Forensics Like?

  • Research
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Lab & field work
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 2 out of 3

Hands-on training

Learn excavation and field laboratory methods at area archaeological sites.

Careers in Applied Forensics

Applied Forensics Jobs

  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Fingerprint Examiner
  • Criminalist
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst
  • Detective

Program Requirements

To earn your minor in applied forensics, you must complete 18 credit hours in criminal justice and anthropology courses.

You are required to take:

  • ANTH 330: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • CJUS 303: Forensics I

Choose the remaining 12 hours from a list of approved courses.

See the courses for the applied forensics minor.