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Forensic Science

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science 

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.

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. Bay Path’s state-of-the-art forensic science laboratories feature the latest in technology, including a 3500 Genetic Analyzer used for generating DNA profiles and DNA sequencing, as well as GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer) and HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) instruments.

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. Check out her video below! 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