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B.S. in Forensic Science

Husson University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Bangor
English

Program description

B.S. In Forensic Science

Forensic Science is the application of science to legal proceedings. A student pursuing this degree will study Chemistry, Biology, and Forensic Science as well as substantive, evidentiary and procedural law.

Forensic science specialists examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis. They may be required to work with blood and other biological fluids, hair, gunshot residue, drugs, fibers, paint and glass. Forensic science specialists also typically are responsible for preparing written reports on their findings, serving as expert witnesses in court hearings and conducting research regarding new technologies, equipment and techniques.

Jobs for forensic science technicians (those with a bachelor's degree only) are expected to increase much faster than average. Employment opportunities for forensic scientists are expected to increase at an average rate. Job growth to some extent is directly related to crime rates and the number of civil action cases brought against companies accused of endangering personal or public health.

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Admission requirements

First-year international applicants must submit official copies of one test that assesses English competency. Husson University accepts the TOEFL (minimum score of 75) or IELTS (minimum score 6). Students who have been studying in a total English immersion environment for two or more years may replace the test of English competency with the SAT or ACT. In addition, after acceptance, students will complete an English and Math Placement Exam prior to class placement. Assessments help to ensure course placements that provide the strongest support for academic success.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

General Education Courses

  • Speech
  • Rhetoric and Composition I
  • Rhetoric and Composition II
  • Approaches to Literature
  • The Husson Experience 1
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Precalculus with Trigonometry
  • Calculus with Applications
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • General Psychology
  • Chemistry I and Chemistry Lab I
  • Chemistry II and Chemistry Lab I
  • General Biology I and General Biology Lab I
  • General Biology II and General Biology Lab II
  • Research Design
  • Microbiology for the Health Sciences and Microbiology Lab
  • Physics I and Physics Lab I
  • Physics II and Physics Lab II
  • General Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • Analytical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • SC Science Elective
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Foreign Cult. & Conv. Elective
  • Professional Courses
  • Intro to Justice & Pub Safety
  • Criminalistics
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Computer Forensics
  • Investigations
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Justice Internship
  • Forensic Science I
  • Forensic Science II
  • Forensic Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Our flexible course schedules, full-time and part-time tracks, multiple locations and online learning options make it possible for you to earn your degree with the flexibility you need as a working professional.

Tuition fees

Regular Undergraduate Tuition

$612 per credit hour or $18,972 for a full-load

Summer School

$550 per credit hour

Qualification

  1. The goal of this degree will be to give science and criminal justice students a new educational avenue to pursue and the opportunity to qualify for entry level forensic science positions within crime laboratories, police departments and medical related fields.
  2. Husson University wants to respond to the current and future needs of the forensic science community for highly educated individuals to fill entry level forensic science positions. The field of forensic science is expected to expand in the near and distant future.
  3. To provide students with competency in the following areas:
    • Forensic Science within the Justice System
    • Crime Scene Processing
    • Evidence Documentation, Preservation and Packaging
    • Systematic and holistic approach to evidence examination
    • Presumptive and Confirmatory testing of forensic samples
    • Comparison of pattern evidence
    • Judicial and Courtroom Proceduresa
    • Research and Analytical Methods
  4. To teach students to critically think and to be able to communicate well in written and oral forms.
  5. To provide students with knowledge of the evolving needs in the profession.
  6. To provide internship opportunities for practical experiences.
  7. To provide students with education regarding current technology in the field.
  8. To provide students with opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.
  9. To provide students with a background in quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  10. To provide students with a faculty that demonstrates excellence in teaching.
  11. To provide appropriate and necessary course and career advising for students..

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Husson University

1 College Cir
04401 Bangor Maine
United States of America

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