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Forensic Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cedarville, OH, United States
Cedarville University’s Forensic Science major is an interdisciplinary program that includes substantial laboratory work, an internship experience at a crime lab, and an emphasis on advanced coursework in the sciences. And with Cedarville’s biblical integration in every course, you’ll discover how the science you are learning connects with God’s Word and how you can use your career for His glory.
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Biblical — You will learn how science and Scripture intersect through courses that integrate the Bible and recognize God’s Word as the ultimate authority in every area. You’ll discover that as a Christian forensic scientist, it is critical that you analyze evidence in a way that is both accurate and ethical. Proverbs 17:15 says “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.” You will learn to do everything possible to convict the guilty but exonerate the innocent, to follow ethical practices without cutting corners or drawing conclusions beyond what the evidence warrants, and to pursue justice justly.

Learning outcomes

Rigorous, interdisciplinary — You’ll take at least 10 credits of math, 22 credits of chemistry, 16 credits of biology, 8 credits of physics, and 18 credits of criminal justice, plus specialized Forensic Science courses and science electives. You will graduate knowing the scientific theory behind the tests you run in the lab and understanding how to conduct a criminal investigation.Practical — You will complete an internship at Cedarville University in an actual crime lab to gain forensic laboratory experience and make contacts to help you in your future career. Cedarville University has an ongoing relationship with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation; most of our students perform their internship there.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National students - Cedarville University follows a rolling admissions process

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Capstone

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.

General Requirements

  • Evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A consistent Christian lifestyle as confirmed by a church leader
  • A 3.0 weighted, cumulative grade point average in college-preparatory course work through the end of the most recent term prior to enrollment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32364 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32364 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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