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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: 121

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?


Dr. David E. Roll, Professor of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Human Biology

Dr. Roll grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then attended Harding University in Search, Arkansas where he completed his B.S. degree in chemistry. He completed his Masters degree and PhD degree in biochemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana, where he studied the structures of complex carbohydrates on the plasma membrane and inside the cells of chick fibroblasts infected with Rous Sarcoma virus.



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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