Forensic Science, B.S.

“The University of New Haven just had everything I was looking for: the small classes, the specialized major, the state-of-the-art facilities, and the hands-on learning opportunities,” said Alexandra Goriounova '18. “There was just no reason to look elsewhere.”

Help solve the tough cases

As a forensic science major at the University of New Haven, you will learn to use science and technology to uncover evidence that can “testify” in court and impact criminal or civil cases. You will sharpen your powers of observation and learn how to identify and interpret such evidence in one of the most respected forensic science programs in the country, a program enthusiastically endorsed by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

And, you will have the opportunity to study in the world-renowned Henry C. Lee Institute for Forensic Science. This state-of-the-art center – named after the legendary investigator – features working crime-scene labs and high-tech visual displays, and serves as a go-to resource for law enforcement agencies around the globe.

Here, and in mock crime scenes on campus, our students:
  • Learn to interpret physical evidence, provide objective insights, and become adept at the intricate science of forensics
  • Use the latest crime-solving resources and equipment while staying up-to-date on continuously changing developments and techniques
  • Work in interactive internship programs throughout the U.S. or engage in faculty-mentored research projects
  • Develop an uncommon degree of dedication and tenacity as they become part of a legacy started by famed investigator Dr. Henry C. Lee nearly 40 years ago
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Events

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Spotlights

What You'll Study

  • Forensic Photography with Lab

    Introduction to basic techniques, material, and other aspects of crime scene photographs. Theory and practice of photographic image formation and recordings. Laboratory exercises with emphasis on homicide, sex offenses, arson, and accident photograph techniques.

  • Crime Scene Investigation

    A study of the methods and techniques of scientific crime scene investigation, documentation and recognition of physical evidence, collection, and crime scene reconstruction.

  • Forensic Microscopy

    The theory and techniques of optical microscopy required to use the microscope for evidence detection, analysis, and evaluation. Microscopical methods of analysis and polarized light microscopy will be covered in lecture and laboratory.

  • Criminalistics with Lab

    In-depth examination of several subjects in modern criminalistics, including hair and fiber analysis and comparison, arson accelerants and explosive residues, glass comparisons, and forensic chemistry.

  • Full List of Courses for Forensic Science

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Forensic Science, B.S.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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