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Forensic Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

The Forensic Studies program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the field of forensics; students who major in Forensic Studies take courses in evidence, criminal procedure, law and legal research. They learn the procedures involved in criminal and civil investigation and litigation.

In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Studies, graduates earn a Certificate of Advanced Paralegal Studies from Bay Path’s American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program, which provides students increased opportunity to work in various legal settings.

In the Forensic Studies program, you will:

  • Study the procedures involved in criminal and civil investigation and litigation
  • Explore topics related to crime scene documentation and evidence collection, handling and preservation
  • Learn how to prepare and preserve exhibits for use in legal proceedings
  • Master the analytical procedures used in evidence collection and criminalistics
  • Complete a forensic studies internship

As students you will be exposed to such topics as the collection, handling, and preservation of evidence; the preparation and preservation of exhibits for use in courts and tribunals; crime scene documentation; and various analytical procedures used in evidence collection and criminalistics.

As a result of my hard work and support from my professors, I was awarded with a coveted internship at the naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Norfolk, Virginia. While working for NCIS, I was able to go to crime scenes, learn how this government agency works, read and write reports, help with witness interviews, review cases, and work alongside seasoned Special Agents!" - Ashley, Forensic Studies Major