• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
With the BS in Forensic Science at Pace University, you’ll learn from professionals in criminalistics, forensic chemistry, and forensic biology in our fully equipped facilities, including a new state-of-the-art DNA sequencing lab and specialized laboratories with virtual crime scene reconstruction and forensic microscopy. 
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Overview

The BS in Forensic Science at Pace University produces highly skilled individuals ready to enter a professional career. Upon completion of the BS program, students have the knowledge and experience to begin work in a forensic laboratory. 

Students of forensic science may opt to enter the fields of forensic science, biology, chemistry, or pharmaceuticals. They will also have the knowledge needed for admission into medical or dental schools, or to continue onto graduate studies in forensic science, biology or chemistry.

Internships 

The program offers students the opportunity to participate in internships with investigative teams in New York City at major-area crime labs, and upon completing program requirements, students will be able to begin actively working in a forensic laboratory or consider applying for admission into medical or dental schools or advanced graduate studies in forensic science, biology, or chemistry.

Career Opportunities 

Home to numerous forensic laboratories, New York City alone offers many career opportunities at facilities such as:

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Northeast Regional Laboratory, which employs forensic chemists specializing in the identification of drugs;
  • The New York City Police Department (NYPD) forensic laboratory, which employs criminalists for drug identification, fingerprints, arson, and trace evidence; and
  • The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), which is the largest DNA lab in the country and employs criminalists in its toxicology laboratory and forensic biology laboratory.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus 
  • General Biology 
  • Genetics
  • Mathematical Methods for Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Methods and Techniques
  • Organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • Application and Fee
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who knows you well and can attest to your academic potential and personal characteristics. 
  • A written essay/personal statement: One essay/personal statement, approximately 250-650 words in length, which will assist the Admission Committee in reviewing your application. The essay/personal statement you submit must consist solely of your own original work.
  • Course descriptions or syllabus (in English) from each post-secondary school attended (transfer applicants only).
  • Official test scores and other educational materials must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution.
  • Official transcripts, diplomas, and leaving examination scores from secondary and post-secondary schools (in English).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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