Skeletal remains

Digging for Answers.

The Forensic Science & Investigation Pathway offers an interdisciplinary program of study for students interested in applying science, social context, and rules of criminal procedure to the seizure and analysis of physical evidence.

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Pathway Information

As Interdisciplinary Studies majors, students in this pathway learn theories and methods enabling them to address forensic questions by integrating insights, methods, and techniques from multiple relevant disciplines, including Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry, as well as Criminology.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Neema Noori, (


All IDS majors complete an XIDS course sequence through which they learn interdisciplinary concepts and method, culminating with a capstone project that reflects their intellectual and career interests:

  • XIDS 2000 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • XIDS 3000 - Interdisciplinary Methods
  • XIDS 4000 - Interdisciplinary Capstone

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Partially staged and partially candid photographs of biology classes and student research. Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Focus Areas


  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Human Osteology
  • Genes & Genomania
  • Skeletal Indicators of Health & Behavior


  • Principles of Biology
  • Entomology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Genetics & Medical Genetics

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Two students working on a chemistry experiment


  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Modern Forensic Science
  • Drugs & Drug Abuse
  • Analytical Chemistry


  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Victimology


Contact Us

Dr. Neema Noori
Director, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
(678) 839-6329