Minor in Forensic Science (MN0150.1)
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This minor provides background knowledge and skills in the area of forensic science, enabling graduates to understand forensic evidence, the role of the forensic practitioner in the legal system, the types of physical evidence, evidence analysis and interpretation, and forensic case management.
Knowledge and skills gained on completion of this minor can assist with careers in areas such as forensic science, law, psychology, and any other fields where evidence may need to be presented in court or where a general knowledge of forensic science can be of assistance (eg. positions in the media).
This minor is not restricted to any particular course(s).
Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies must complete units 7904 Forensic Statistics and 8064 Forensic Evidence and the Law.
The following units in this minor have prerequisites units outside of the minor:
7904 Forensic Statistics
Prerequisites: 1809 Data Analysis in Science or 5123 Business Statistics or 6540 Introduction to Statistics
7030 Evidence Law
Prerequisites: Completion of 6602 Legal Systems or equivalent
8055 Mental Health and the Law
Prerequisites: Introductory legal subject
7025 Criminal Law and Procedure
Prerequisites: Entry to the LLB program or Social Science in Justice Studies program.
Please Note: Units marked with an * are no longer active, however students who have completed these units may still count them towards completion of this major or minor.