48 months
39116 USD/year
39116 USD/year
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The Forensic Biology program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides students with a foundation in biology, chemistry, and law with the necessary course work to become a certified molecular biologist or chemist by the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) through examination upon graduation.

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Students of the Forensic Biology program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will also accrue all of the prerequisite courses to continue into medical, dental, graduate, or law school, should they choose one of those paths.

Led by faculty from science, law enforcement and judicial backgrounds, the program provides the necessary breadth and expertise to students’ studies. Students enrolled in this program will be part of a team of experts that has had and will continue to have an impact in forensic science.

Students have the chance to join Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA-LAE), the ERAU chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, as well as the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Students can also opt to participate in annual national and regional competitions in crime scene investigation, firearms, physical agility, and academics, in addition to participating in undergraduate research projects with various faculty mentors.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics has predicted that employment opportunities for forensic science professionals will grow 17 percent from 2016 through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates of the Forensic Biology program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University often find jobs in local and state crime labs, private forensic labs, medical examiners’ offices, offices of prosecutors and defenders, the FBI, or even the Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab, to name a few in the forensic branches. Students can also find gainful employment in medical research, biotechnology companies, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.

About Forensic Biology at the Prescott

At ERAU’s Prescott Campus, the B.S. in Forensic Biology degree program, housed within the Department of Biology and Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and law to give students the skills and background needed by professionals in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement, and related fields. 

Students will get the opportunity to work in four brand new laboratories with professional equipment and experts in the field, which will give graduates the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront issues in forensics that affect evidence acceptance and validation, as well as ethical dilemmas.

Students who have interests in analyzing evidence found at a crime scene, the justice system, medicine, and working in the outdoors should explore this growing, rewarding, and promising career field.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Instrumental Analysis and Trace Evidence
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Forensic DNA Analysis

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  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission and $50 application fee 
  • Official Transcript
  • All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes. The passport must be valid for at least six months of the semester to which the student is applying.
  • We suggest you submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of Funds - required for student visa purposes ONLY
  • English Language Requirement
  • Letters of Recommendation

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960 - 1440 USD /month
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