Students examining ballistics glass in a science lab with professor in lab coat

Forensic Science

Reconstruct the crime scene

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are supported by two strong academic departments, Chemistry and Biology, whose faculty members combine exceptional teaching skills with pioneering published research in their respective fields. They are top-notch professionals in criminalistics, forensic chemistry, and forensic biology, many of whom maintain full-time affiliations with major forensic laboratories of local and federal law enforcement agencies, allowing them to bring you into the field with hands-on internships.

Unique Opportunities

Pace University supports active chapters of Beta Beta Beta (the national biology honor society) and Sigma Xi (the national scientific research society), connecting you to active learning communities, enhancing your learning experience, and providing resources for advising and career planning.


Success Starts Here

Pace University's Forensic Science 2015 graduate Joe Trevino

"I was very much drawn to the flexibility of the Master of Science in Forensic Science program at Pace. The networking and career opportunities in the New York City area were also an attraction, and I felt that being in this location would be a contributing factor to my success."

Read the full interview with Joe Treviño '15

Facilities and Instruments

Students in Pace University’s Forensic Science programs use state-of-the-art instruments and equipment.

Available equipment

  • ABI DNA sequencing system that consists of the 7500 Real Time PCR and the 3130 Genetic Analyzer
  • HPLC (Agilent 1100)
  • GC-MS (2, Agilent 5890, 6890-5732)
  • GC-FID (2, Agilent 6890)
  • FTIR with ATR (Nicolet)
  • Capillary Electrophoresis (Agilent)
  • FT Â NMR (Anasazi, 60 MHz)
  • UV-Vis (Perkin Elmer Lamda-2)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • LC-MS, Fluorescence microscope
  • Reflectance UV-Vis
  • Fluorimeter (Hitachi 2500)
  • Microwave synthesizer (CEM Discover)
  • Microscopes and polarized light microscopes
  • Vernier LabPro Data Collection System with pH, light, temperature, turbidity sensors and ion selective electrodes
  • Computational facilities including a Beowulf Cluster for Molecular Modeling and a dedicated workstation for Virtual Crime Reconstruction


Zhaohua Dai, PhD
Director, Forensic Science Program
Professor of Chemistry
New York City Campus
Phone: (212) 346-1760