“Physical evidence can not be intimidated. It does not forget. It sits there and waits to be detected, preserved, evaluated, and explained.” —Herbert Leon Macdonell
You like to get facts straight — even if they present themselves wrapped around a bloodied knife or spliced between the wheels of a tire. You will do whatever it takes to learn the truth. And as a forensic science and technology major, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to identify hard evidence, interpret its significance, and apply it to criminal and civil investigations and litigations for the integrity of justice and a safe, prosperous society.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is one of a kind. You can join people from all over the country and world in New York City to gain an education where justice is the No. 1 priority, with programs that balance sciences, humanities, and arts with professional studies. The university’s website states:
“The College is unique in its mission, providing rigorous course work, research, internships, community service and other learning experiences to prepare students to make a difference for themselves and others and to transform ideas into social action and leadership...Now and always, we educate fierce advocates for justice.”
In the undergraduate program, in forensic science specifically, you’ll be prepared for forensic science laboratories, research positions, teaching positions or medical professions through biology, chemistry, physics, and law courses. You’ll have the opportunity to choose one of three tracks: criminalistics, molecular biology, or toxicology. No matter your track, you’ll come away with the ability to draw appropriate scientific data from evidence and experiments as well as practical skills and hands-on experience, and practice with oral and written forms of scientific communication.
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College offers 1 Forensic Science and Technology degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 15 Forensic Science and Technology students graduated with students earning 15 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY||40 : 1||15,880|
|Pace University New York, NY||27 : 1||13,395|
|York College of Pennsylvania York, PA||24 : 1||4,307|
|CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY||36 : 1||8,503|
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY||46 : 1||25,500|