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Forensic Biology

Gain a comprehensive education through this interdisciplinary course of study that combines the application of the natural sciences and law to criminal investigation, with a specific focus on forensic biological analyses.

Student completing a gel electrophoresis procedure

Expand your knowledge in a growing field of study which includes serology and DNA analysis!

As a Forensic Biology student, you will be prepared to pursue forensic/crime laboratory careers or admission to post-graduate programs. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology program meets the interests of students by providing greater depth of specialization in biology, particularly in the areas of biological fluid testing and the chemical and fundamental nature of DNA. Through this program, you can apply your skills and interests while growing your expertise within the forensic science services industry.

What Sets Us Apart

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

The Stewart Science building is a five-story complex that houses several science departments, and is home to newly renovated chemistry laboratories. The labs contain suites of advanced equipment that all students have direct access to, where you can learn to troubleshoot and work independently. Our curriculum and laboratory program have been approved by the American Chemical Society for over 50 years. The ACS is the world leader in chemical development.

Make valuable connections

All Chemistry students have many opportunities to get involved in events, camps, labs, and organizations to enhance research, networking, public speaking, and more. Each month, our students can attend the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh meeting to network with area professionals. Many of our students have made great contacts and found jobs through this experience.

Participate in faculty research

Each of our faculty members runs an active research program that you can join, encompassing topics such as drug identification, arson investigation, and latent print analysis. Our forensics faculty have extensive experience, which means that you’ll see and hear about real, practical connections between your coursework and future practice.

Get involved in ACS

You can also become a member of the Waynesburg University American Chemical Society Student Chapter, which has been ranked as an outstanding student chapter for the past nine years. You can get involved in one of the most active chapters in the country, enabling you to make significant connections to your future professional life.


View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.