Applied Forensic Science
Mount Ida College’s Applied Forensic Science major offers training in scientific analysis of crime scenes in the context of a liberal arts education. The degree offers students the background and skills to work in a variety of settings, including police investigative laboratories, district attorneys’ offices, hospitals, government agencies and other scientific examination environments.
Forensic science encompasses a variety of disciplines, including criminalistics, toxicology, pathology, dental analysis, engineering, chemistry, biology, physics and criminal justice. Graduates will be prepared to study evidence of a crime, set up and monitor experiments, and record results. Forensic scientists often help police and research scientists develop conclusions used in court.
Mount Ida’s Applied Forensic Science program provides students with a combination of science, liberal arts, professional courses and criminal justice education that will benefit them in scientific areas of criminal justice. Students who enroll in the program will complete practical case studies and a senior externship in an area directly related to forensic science employment or relevant to further study in a graduate program.