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Forensic Science

Forensic Science uses scientific principles and established laboratory procedures to identify and characterize evidence found at the site of a criminal investigation.

Why Study Forensic Science?

  • Recent developments in basic research have led to new and exciting methods of criminal analysis.
  • The most well-known and valuable new method applied to forensic evidence is that of human DNA identity testing.
  • Forensic scientists are needed nationwide to analyze the continual accumulation of crime scene evidence.

Students in the Forensic Science Program will:

  • Study scientific principles and established laboratory procedures to identify and characterize evidence found at the site of a criminal investigation
  • Be prepared to enter a forensic science laboratory and learn to follow the established procedures for obtaining scientific data 
  • Interpret data in a careful and reproducible manner

What can I do with a degree in Forensic Science?

  • Work in a county or state crime laboratory
  • Work in a federal laboratory such as the FBI
  • Pursue graduate studies in forensic science
  • Work in private laboratories analyzing criminal evidence

Why study Forensic Science at Roberts?

  • Small classes with individual help available
  • Advanced instrumentation for chemical and biochemical analysis
  • Opportunities for doing undergraduate research

As a forensic science major at Roberts, I have enjoyed the opportunity to have classes both in the science department as well as the criminal justice department. One of my favorite aspects of the science department has been the sense of community. I enjoy the time I spend in lab because I not only get to do exciting experiments, but unlike other kinds of classes, I also get to interact with other students in my classes as we are working. -Rachel Christopherson '14

For more information about Forensic Science at Roberts contact Dr. David Roll

CONTACT INFO

Smith Science Center


(585) 594-6310


naturalsciencemath@roberts.edu