Forensic Investigations Minor


The online forensic investigations minor is an excellent way to increase employability and to supplement skills and abilities.

Coursework for the online forensic investigations minor includes 18 credit hours of study that enhances critical thinking and expands the student’s knowledge of the field of criminal investigations. Areas of study include criminal investigation, techniques of criminal justice interviewing, criminal law and procedure, the law on evidence, and criminalistics. The minor is well-suited for criminology and criminal justice, psychology, and general studies majors as well as others preparing for careers in social work, mental health facilities, or numerous other careers in the justice system.

The minor is open to all eligible ISU students (including criminology and criminal justice majors) who wish to add a minor to their current program of study. Courses in the minor may satisfy some requirements in some majors, including psychology and general studies. Students should consult with their advisors before enrolling in courses to ensure suitability and plan their program of study.

All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required.


The forensic investigations minor is open to all ISU majors (including criminology and criminal justice). To complete the minor, students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.2 in all criminology and criminal justice courses taken at ISU. In addition, students must fulfill the University's requirements for graduation with a bachelor degree, including successful completion of a major.

Note: Individuals who wish to enroll in one (or more) criminology and criminal justice courses—but do not intend to pursue bachelor degrees—may apply to the University as non-degree students. Registration is on a space available basis. For assistance, contact Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or

Required Courses

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.