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Forensic Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cedarville, OH, United States
Cedarville’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.


  • 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.
  • 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 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:

    International applicants do have a final deadline of May 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Capstone

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General Requirements

  • Complete the application and essay.
  • Ensure that your name is typed in the top right corner of the essay.
  • Complete the internship questionnaire and bring the completed form to the office of international programs.
  • Bring the completed application and essay to the office of international programs.
  • Submit the reference form to a faculty member to complete and return to the office of international programs.
  • Print out your transcript from CedarInfo and submit it with your application.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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