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Forensic Science

Let your love of details and desire for justice make a difference in the world. The B.S. degree will prepare you to launch a career in an industry with nationwide demand or pursue graduate studies in Forensic Science.

Program Highlights


Launch a career in an industry with nationwide demand or pursue graduate studies in Forensic Science.


Collaborate with expert, caring faculty on research experiences.


Gain experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation in more than 80,000 sq. ft. of cutting-edge science facilities.

Program Credits: 120

General Education: 60

Major/Concentration: 61

  • Biology: 8
  • Chemistry: 24
  • Biochemistry: 5
  • Criminal Justice: 16
  • Physics: 8

Standard Completion Time
Four Years

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

What Will I Learn?

Students will study scientific principles and established laboratory procedures to identify and characterize evidence found at the site of a criminal investigation. Not only will they be prepared to enter a forensic science laboratory and learn to follow the established procedures for obtaining scientific data but will also be taught to interpret data in a careful and reproducible manner.

Where Can It Take Me?

Graduate Schools

  • Syracuse University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Boston University
  • Pace University, NY
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • University of New Haven, CT
  • Monash University, Australia


  • Massachusetts State Police Lab
  • Monroe County Crime Lab
  • Monroe County Police Department
  • Gates Police Department

Alumni Success

Bryn Johnston Joslyn '10

Forensic Biologist
Monroe County Crime Laboratory

Mike Grillo '15

GC-MS/Confirmations Technologist
Lab Corp America

Kelsey Medeiros '12

Forensic Scientist II
Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory - Drug Identification Unit

Who Will I Meet?


Jason R. Taylor, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry

Jason (‘JT’) grew up in North Canton, Ohio, before attending Baldwin-Wallace College, where he played baseball and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and minor in Biology. He continued his education at Indiana University, where he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2002. While attending graduate school, JT met the love of his life (Becka) while leading worship for a campus ministry. Becka and JT were married in 2001 and soon moved to Baltimore, where JT taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for one year before joining the faculty at Roberts in 2003.



Brittany Sands, Forensic Science '17

I could not be more happy with the science department at Roberts! The criminal justice portion of my degree flows seamlessly with the science part of it. The two departments work hand-in-hand to make sure that I am kept up to date with new technologies and laws that will affect my field.



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