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The Eberly College of Science

Forensic Science Program

The Forensic Science program offers an exciting, innovative, and hands-on curriculum that uses state-of-the-art crime laboratory and crime scene training facilities to teach students the practices of modern forensics through a holistic, crime-scene-to-courtroom approach.

Undergraduate Students

Our students receive a strong criminalistics education rooted in science. We offer a unique, hands-on experience that prepares students for forensic careers working in crime laboratories or at crime scenes.

A forensic science student working in the laboratory.

Graduate Students

The Master's program provides a foundation in criminalistics while allowing students to individualize their educational experience with research and advanced hands-on training in crime laboratory and crime scene techniques.

Forensic science students in forensic biology lab.

About Penn State Forensics

We are a nationally recognized program. Our world class faculty, hands-on approach, and strong foundation in science prepare students to become leaders in the forensic community. Find out if Penn State Forensic Science is the right fit for you.

New students and college staff talking about programs at the 2019 Welcome Day.
A forensics researcher in the field wearing a shirt that reads Penn State crime scene investigation.

Our Team

Learn how our dedicated faculty, staff, and students make the forensic science program the right choice for you.