The Forensic Biology program is offered by Western New England University. It studies the fundamentals of DNA, fingerprints, and other biological evidence to offer assistance in convicting the guilty and exonerating the innocent.
Why Choose Forensic Biology?
This fascinating field uses investigative techniques and tools to explore many applications of analyzing biological evidence. Forensic biologists help us to find clues to events that occurred in the recent or distant past. They play an important role in piecing together the clues to give prosecutors the corroborative evidence needed to get criminals off the street. They are also critical in helping us to identify the organic remains that are key to tracing human history through anthropology, the origins and evolution of plant life through botany, or the path of infectious disease outbreaks through pathology or entomology.
Forensic scientists work in city, county, state, and federal crime labs; private medical and pharmaceutical labs; and government agencies. With a growing interest in forensic science related to the environment and combating crime and terrorism, employment for Forensic Science Technicians is expected to grow 27% by 2024. Alumni have continued to graduate study at Boston University School of Medicine, Cedar Crest College, George Washington University, SUNY-Albany, UConn, and the University of South Carolina. Graduates have been hired at Bode Laboratories, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Con-Test Laboratories, Massachusetts State Police Forensic Services Group and CODIS Unit, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Washington, DC, and Spectrum Analytical Laboratories.
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Our Forensic Biology curriculum will provide you with the theoretical background, practical skills, and scientific techniques utilized in modern crime laboratories. This is accomplished through coursework heavily augmented by practical laboratory experiences at the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy and/or professional internships. Required science coursework includes general biology, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, recombinant DNA/fingerprinting, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics. In addition, you will complete coursework in the areas of ethics and criminal investigation. Students also are required to provide expert testimony in the courtroom at our School of Law.
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