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To earn a bachelor of science degree in Forensic Science, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

 See an overview of the degree program.

(For students who went through Entrance to Majors during the Spring 2014 semester or later)

Biology:

  • The biology option provides a deeper understanding of and hands-on lab experience in serology, biochemistry, and forensic molecular biology, with particular emphasis on forensic DNA analysis. 
  • Recommended Academic Plan

 

Chemistry:

  • The chemistry option provides a deeper understanding of and hands-on lab experience in analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Those selecting the chemistry option can learn more in-depth about the forensic analysis of controlled substances, trace evidence, fire debris, ignitable liquids, and firearms and gunshot residue. 
  • Recommended Academic Plan

 

 Check out programs that offer a minor you might be interested in obtaining.

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Phone: 814-865-2609
Email: mas900@psu.edu

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