About Forensic Science at Penn State
Explore the Biology emphasis. Discover forensic applications of biology, microbiology, serology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Learn about the forensic analysis of biological materials with particular emphasis on forensic DNA.
Explore the Chemistry emphasis. Discover forensic applications of analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Learn about the forensic analysis of controlled substances, trace evidence, fire debris, ignitable liquids, and firearms and gunshot residue.
Career Paths for Forensic Science Students
With a Penn State Forensic Science degree, you are prepared for jobs in the lab or in the field across a wide variety of disciplines - or to pursue a higher degree. See what kinds of jobs and degrees our students get and where they go after graduating from our program.
Forensic Science at Penn State is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence. Both our graduate and undergraduate degree programs are accredited through FEPAC, a program of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.