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Forensic Science

Program Overview

Hofstra University now offers a B.S. Program in Forensic Science. Forensic science is a growing field involving the application of science to criminal and civil investigations by law enforcement agencies, government crime labs, private agencies and others. Hofstra's program is intended for both traditional undergraduate students and law enforcement personnel. Forensic Science is multidisciplinary and Hofstra's Forensic Science Program involves faculty from various scientific disciplines, Hofstra School of Law, and professionals from the New York, Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments.

Hofstra University's B.S. in Forensic Science is a four-year program and registered with the New York State Education Department. The program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in physical and natural sciences and to acquaint them with various aspects of the legal system as they pertain to a forensic scientist. A variety of discipline-specific forensic science electives are available to majors in the program. Internship opportunities in science laboratories, government crime labs, medical examiners' offices or police departments provide students with "real-life" experiences in the field of forensic science and allows students to apply techniques and knowledge from the classroom to actual criminal investigations. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Criminalistics General Knowledge Examination.


Forensic Science