BS in Forensic Science
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Forensic Science is the field in which science is used to address matters of the law. Pace offers both an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) in Forensic Science degree and a graduate Master of Science in Forensic Science degree on our New York City campus.
BS in Forensic Science
Pace’s Forensic Science program produces highly skilled individuals ready to enter a professional career. Upon completion of the BS program, students have the knowledge and experience to begin work in a forensic laboratory. Students of Forensic Science may opt to enter the fields of forensic science, biology, chemistry, or pharmaceuticals. Students will also have the knowledge needed for admission into medical or dental schools or to continue onto graduate studies in forensic science, biology or chemistry.
This program provides students with an excellent preparation for law school, graduate work, teaching, and a variety of private and public service positions.
Our facilities are fully equipped for forensic chemistry and biology, and include a state-of-the-art DNA sequencing lab and specialized laboratories for crime scene reconstruction, forensic microscopy, questioned documents, and virtual crime scene reconstruction.
The faculty is comprised of top-notch professionals in criminalistics, forensic chemistry, and forensic biology. What makes our program truly unique is that our faculty members maintain full-time affiliations with the major forensic laboratories of local and federal law enforcement agencies. These professional affiliations enable the latest advances in forensic science to be brought into the classroom and enable students to access internships at major laboratories.
Our forensic science program is also supported by the Chemistry and Biology departments, two strong departments whose faculty members combine exceptional teaching skills with pioneering published research.
It will offer you the opportunity to participate in internships with investigative teams in New York City at major area crime labs, and upon completing program requirements you’ll be able to begin actively working in a forensic laboratory or consider applying for admission into medical or dental schools or advanced graduate studies in forensic science, biology, or chemistry.
Home to numerous forensic laboratories, New York City alone offers many career opportunities at facilities such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s Northeast Regional Laboratory, which employs forensic chemists that specialize in the identification of drugs; the New York City Police Department (NYPD) forensic laboratory, which employs criminalists for drug identification, fingerprints, arson, and trace evidence; and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), which is the largest DNA lab in the country and employs criminalists in its toxicology laboratory and forensic biology laboratory.