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.
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.
Is crime-solving your calling? With our BS in Forensic Science, you’ll learn from professionals in criminalistics, forensic chemistry, and forensic biology in our fully equipped facilities, including a new state-of-the-art DNA sequencing lab and specialized laboratories with virtual crime scene reconstruction and forensic microscopy.
Our MS in Forensic Science prepares you for a career in one of the fastest growing fields in the country. The program’s science-based curriculum provides the education and professional experience you’ll need to play a pivotal role in today’s criminal justice system and for a successful future in forensic science.
Facilities and Instruments
Students in Pace University’s Forensic Science programs use state-of-the-art instruments and 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