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Forensic Science Program

Forensic scientists apply the natural sciences to matters of both criminal and civil law. It is a complex and diverse discipline that contains many areas of specialization, including Forensic Chemistry, DNA Analysis, Microscopy and Trace Evidence Analysis.

The BS in Forensic Science integrates a strong chemistry core curriculum with forensic science application courses. Faculty from various disciplines, such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, law and criminology work with Forensic Science faculty. Many of the latter are currently working in the field. They bring their years of professional expertise to the classroom and laboratory. Our laboratories feature state-of-the-art instrumentation – equipment universally found in modern forensic laboratories, industrial and institutional facilities.

Advanced laboratory classes are limited in size to maximize interaction with the professor and to ensure proficiency in the presented theories and techniques. Mandatory participation in an internship, after junior year, provides exposure to actual workplace settings where the student will employ the skills learned in their forensic science training. Students may choose from many off-campus locations offering forensic laboratory services, usually a law enforcement or government facility.

Information on Forensic Science Programs and Courses

Dr. Deborah Silva
Director of Forensic Science Program
Chemistry Department
106G Berliner Hall, South Campus
(516) 463-7153
Email Deborah Silva

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