The University of New Haven's forensic science program, focusing on the natural sciences, prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in various laboratory settings as well as for graduate school.
Our graduates are found and respected in crime laboratories, clinical and research
laboratories, police investigative units, medical examiners' offices, crime scene
investigation units and civilian investigation units around the world.
The caliber of our graduates and their excellent reputations are your best recommendations as to the quality of our program and the degree you will hold. Our graduates can also be an invaluable network for finding and securing employment in an increasingly competitive job market.
Students seeking employment in a forensic science laboratory are subject to background checks similar to those required for law enforcement officers and are likely to be a condition of employment. (Reference: National Institute of Justice)
The University of New Haven is one of the original and premier institutions nationwide featuring an established master's degree program in forensic science. There are two possible concentrations in that degree.
One is in criminalistics, which is targeted at laboratory scientists, and the other is in advanced investigation. We are one of a few schools in the nation to offer an M.S. degree in forensic science targeted at investigators.