Labs

 
 

Because laboratory courses are small, you will do more than just watch experiments - you will perform them yourself, using the same sophisticated laboratory equipment that your professors use, and that are currently used in crime labs today. 

Seton Hill's natural and health sciences facilities include a molecular modeling laboratory with molecular modeling software programs, including HyperChem and ChemDraw. Classrooms and labs are equipped with modern technology and instrumentation, including gas chromatographs, a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (Fourier Transform - NMR), a genetic analyzer - capillary electrophoresis (ABI 310), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometers (FT-IR) with microscope and horizontal attenuated total reflectance (HATR), a high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), an atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS), ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometers (UV-VIS), a fluorescence spectrometer, and an automatic digital polarimeter. The forensic science lab also includes compound microscopes equipped with phase contrast condensers, stereomicroscopes, and polarizing microscopes. Students in Seton Hill's Forensic Science Program perform polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using an Eppendorf thermal cycler.