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Forensic Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Students interested in forensic science and/or legal careers will benefit from this minor. The taxonomy, development, behavior and distribution of arthropods can provide insight and evidence relevant to criminal activity and other matters of litigation. Students will learn basic ecological concepts plus several areas of insect biology and taxonomy. This knowledge will be combined with detailed, hands-on lab and field activities in forensic entomology that cover collection and use of insects as evidence in legal cases and forensic entomology research.

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