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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 a 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.
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.