Gain hands-on experience in the latest forensic technologies and methods!
Why Forensic Science at Bay Path University?
The Forensic Science program is built on a strong foundation of science and mathematics courses. Forensic Science students develop a thorough understanding of biology and chemistry and are prepared to work in a variety of fields. Students gain discipline-specific knowledge and experience in criminalistics, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, forensic anthropology, and crime scene investigation. Students will identify, collect and document evidence at a mock crime scene, then present findings to a group of forensic and criminal justice professionals.
Lectures and laboratories are taught in small classroom settings in rooms fully equipped with the latest technology and instruments. Students receive individual attention and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment, data acquisition and analysis tools so vital for success in today's technological scientific arena.
With access to state-of-the-art equipment typically found only in industry and graduate laboratories, our students gain real-life work experience and put theories to practical use. Our instrumentation includes:
- 3500 Genetic Analyzer
- 7500 Real-Time PCR Instrument
- EZ1 DNA/RNA Extraction Robot
- GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry)
- FTIR Spectrometer
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer
- Confocal Microscope
The faculty is comprised of highly credentialed, experienced teachers and active researchers in their respective fields. The curriculum is structured to prepare students for a variety of career options, including employment in public and private forensic laboratories, police investigation, medical/coroner offices as well as municipal, state, and federal agencies.
Bay Path Science Student Places 8th in Video Competition!
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) held a contest called "Film Your Research." This contest had the goal to get scientists connected with the concept of “visual science” by making a 2-minute video featuring a researcher performing a scientific experiment/technique in the laboratory or in the field. Nicole Gousy, a Bay Path science student, placed 8th out of 200 submissions from graduate students, post-docs, and research scientists. Click here to check out her video! Nicole also won a poster award for her work at the Active Site 2017 conference at Northeastern University. She was awarded a $500 travel award to attend the American Society for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Annual Meeting in San Diego!
I came to Bay Path specifically for the forensic science program—it’s outstanding. The hands-on programs in the labs is what sealed the deal for me. The faculty challenge us by having weekly or daily quizzes or reflections. It’s not as frightening as it seems because they work with us in class and one‑on‑one." - Taylor, Forensic Science Major