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Forensic Science Major Ashley Harrigan Solves Crimes & Practices Testifying in Court

Senior Ashley Harrigan likes to solve crimes. As a forensic science major at Seton Hill, she’s learning how to do that through classroom and lab work, coupled with internships for the Westmoreland County Office of the Coroner and the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner. Plus she serves as secretary for the Forensic Science Club and spends a lot of time in Seton Hill’s Crime Scene House – a small house on campus where faculty members set up mock crime scenes for students to analyze.

Ashley (seen here with renowned forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht) recently participated in Seton Hill’s Forensic Science in the Courtroom course, and had this to say: “We have the opportunity to pick a case we have worked on from any of our forensic science classes and ‘testify in court.’ This gives us a taste of what it is like, and truly prepares us for court in the real world.”