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Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

You love science…technology…and justice. You’re interested in a rewarding and challenging career that is facing unprecedented growth—and affecting the world around you in a positive way. If this sounds like you, consider majoring in forensic science at Cedar Crest College.

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Unlike institutions whose programs focus on single aspects of forensic science, Cedar Crest’s forensic science major follows a “generalist philosophy” that is designed to offer you greater insight into the field of forensic science as a whole. This broader approach means that you will experience a more comprehensive education, which will better prepare you for a wide array of professional careers or for graduate studies in forensic science.

Also, selecting Cedar Crest for your forensic science studies gives you an immediate edge over students attending most other institutions because our College is one of just a handful in the nation that offers fully accredited forensic science programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This accreditation ensures that you will be receiving the highest quality education—a fact that future employers and graduate schools alike hold in high esteem.

For those students specifically interested in forensic DNA testing, a forensic biology concentration is available to any student majoring in genetic engineering.

In addition to the course requirements, students must perform two semesters of research in forensic science or another natural science discipline.