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Forensic Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Psychology, research, math, science, statistics, and security are the foundations of the forensic psychology degree. This bachelor's degree builds on the understanding of behavioral and cognitive sciences, the impact of our society and culture on behavior, and the tools needed to evaluate those involved. Forensic psychology students are well-prepared to enter careers in psychology or various related fields within court systems, law enforcement agencies, government security agencies, and law firms, and pursue postgraduate study in master-level and doctoral programs.

Embry-Riddle’s Forensic Psychology program brings together many current ERAU strengths in areas such as applied psychology, social/behavioral research, and forensics and security.

The program is one of only a handful of Forensic Psychology bachelor programs in the nation and is one of only a few programs in psychology in which courses are taught by faculty (not graduate students or TAs), with small classes and extensive hands-on activities.

Our Prescott campus has a host of biological and psychological measurement equipment for demonstrations and student research. Students also have access to the forensics labs, cyber security labs, and intelligence labs that are part of the College of Security & Intelligence.

Students in Forensic Psychology have opportunities to mentor juvenile offenders and volunteer in the local civil/criminal justice system, conduct hands-on research, pursue professional networking and development, and present their research at national scientific conferences. Psych Club (open to all majors) is one of the fastest growing student clubs on campus, and provides additional social and professional opportunities for students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 - 123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Foundations of Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Instrumental Analysis and Trace Evidence

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript or GED scores
  • Advanced Placement scores
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Personal Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT or ACT Exam Scores
  • Copy of Passport
  • Submit Proof of Funding for at Least One Year of Study
  • Intent to Enroll Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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