Our forensic science degree program will prepare you for work in most sections of the forensic laboratory. You'll be immersed in the world of drugs, arson, toxicology, death investigations and DNA evidence.
Additionally, forensic science majors at Point Park University have the unique opportunity to investigate mock crime scenes in our crime scene investigation house — located right on campus.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in real-world internships. For example, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office is just a short walk away.
If you like applying chemistry, physics, biology and math to problems related to legal situations, then our forensic science degree program may be right for you.
Courses & Topics
Course work is not for the faint of heart and includes an exploration of accidental deaths and suicide, crime scene photography, forensic autopsy photography, micro and specialty photography, National Database Systems relating to mortality and morbidity, and collecting trace evidence like hair, fiber, glass and paint.
Development of the Death Investigation System
Accident/Suicide Death Investigation
Data Mining and Spatial Forensic Epidemiology
Forensic Real Crime Scene Investigation/Crime House
With a forensic science degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities in areas such as:
Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom
Learn from faculty who have worked directly in the forensic science field and are willing to share their expertise and experience with students.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Officers Connor Finch and Yovanny Ramirez from the Ocean City Police Department recently met with several criminal justice and forensic science classes at Point Park University to discuss the various career-related summer opportunities with OCPD available to students.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
For the eighth year in a row, Point Park University welcomed nearly 30 high school students from a variety of regions — New York, Virginia, South Carolina and all across Pennsylvania — to its CSI Summer Camp.