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Program Overview

Program Description

A Blend of two Disciplines

Centenary University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology offers a concentration in Forensic Science for students who have the scientific mindset and want to pursue careers in the application of science to criminal investigations. You will learn the fundamentals of the field of biology and enrich your expertise with knowledge of the criminal justice system.

The curriculum closely follows our Biology program during the first two years with a strong mix of courses in the liberal arts and natural sciences. You will then move into classes that dig into the fields of criminal justice and forensics with topics such as criminal investigation, biochemistry and analytical chemistry.

The program provides excellent credentials for entrance into health professional schools and graduate work in a variety of scientific and technological fields.

Marketable Skills

Our Science programs combine traditional classroom and science laboratory lessons with hands-on learning by doing.

We place a particular emphasis on topics in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry that are critical in the modern forensic laboratory. These include explosive and arson residue analysis, identification of illicit drugs in body fluids, biochemical toxicology assays, and DNA analysis. Appropriate ethical and legal considerations are taught along with these technologies.

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Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.