Forensic Science (B.S., minor)


Seton Hill's Forensic Science Program combines rigorous study in biology, chemistry, math, physics and criminal justice with hands-on crime scene analysis and field experience. As a result, our graduates are uniquely suited to begin a career right after graduation, or to go on to graduate school in forensic science, law, or allied health and medicine.

As a student of the Forensic Science Program, you will:

  • Gain understanding of the scientific methods used to gather and analyze evidence from crime scenes.
  • Learn written communication and quantitative reasoning skills for the interpretation of laboratory data.
  • Analyze and interpret forensic science literature.
  • Develop an understanding and application of the crucial role that honesty and integrity play in data collection, analysis and documentation in forensic investigations.
  • Become familiar with the specialties within the field of forensic science.
  • Acquire a fundamental understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • Understand the fundamental sociological principles related to persons involved in a criminal activity. 


Seton Hill’s forensic science courses are designed and taught by award-winning faculty with academic and professional experience in the justice system. They are experts in their fields, and they have dedicated their careers to preparing you for yours. 


Our extensive internship program and academic partnerships with local and regional corporations and organizations (including local crime labs) will provide you with practical experience in your field and a competitive edge in the job market. On-campus research internships are also available. 

Fast Forward to an MBA

Through the FastForward Bachelor’s to Master’s Program, forensic science majors can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at Seton Hill in five years!