The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is offering a forensic and investigative science (FIS) minor. The minor will provide students with a broad-based understanding of the fundamentals of forensic science. The minor recognizes the growing national interest in forensic science by introducing students to the technical and legal aspects of the field. The convenience of online classes makes it easy for the working professional or students attending divisional campuses, while traditional classes cater to students on the main campus.

The minor adds perspective and edge that can open the door to many careers. Students will have the opportunity to experience basic issues and applications within the context of forensic science.

The forensic and investigative science minor can benefit students in a variety of academic disciplines, including criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology and history.

The Forensic and Investigative Science Minor requires the 5 courses (15 credit hours):

Required Courses (3 courses, 9 credit hours):




Electives (Select 2 courses, 6 credit hours):







To earn a minor in forensic and investigative science, a student must earn a C or better in the courses counted toward the minor.

For additional information contact Robin Bowen at Robin.Bowen@mail.wvu.edu or call (304) 293-6214.