BS in Forensic Science
Decipher evidence with a forensic science degree
The tool markings left at the scene of an intrusion; the hair found at the scene of a kidnapping; the bullet casing left at a homicide — all of this evidence can be used to solve a crime. With technology unknown just a few years ago, forensic science has extraordinary powers to produce evidence that wins court cases. With trace evidence, police and forensic scientists can reopen and prove who committed decades-old crimes.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science program at Trine University prepares you for a career in this exciting field.
The degree: The science of evidence
The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science curriculum is grounded in the sciences and prepares you for careers directly related to the analysis of trace evidence left at crime scenes. Coursework includes elements of chemistry and biology, and covers topics such as crime scenes, evidence expert testimony and criminal procedures.
The experience: State-of-the-art laboratory equipment
Faculty provide excellent classroom and laboratory training, which includes use of equipment such as an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, high-pressure liquid chromatography equipment, a gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometer and two comparison microscopes — a ballistics microscope and a fiber/hair microscope.
The result: Specialty careers or graduate school
The Bachelor of Science with a major in forensic science prepares you for multiple careers as well as graduate school. Graduates of the program have become latent print examiners, arson investigators, DNA specialists and drug chemists. One graduate even studied nuclear forensics.
Members of the Class of 2020 were able to complete undergraduate research projects through the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. See projects by Biochemistry, Biology and Chemistry students.