Bachelor’s Degree In Forensic Science
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Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021

Find Justice for Victims with a Degree in Forensic Science

Does the idea of using science to bring justice to victims of crimes interest you? If so, our FEPAC accredited Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science degree is an amazing opportunity for you. Combine the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and criminal justice into a degree and pursue a career as a forensic scientist. You’ll gain an understanding of the law as well as the scientific procedures and DNA analytics needed to make accurate convictions.

Maybe you want to be an evidence technician, criminal investigator, DNA analyst, or forensic scientist. With our degree in forensic science, you’ll have the credentials to quickly enter into the criminal justice system and start your career. You’ll also be ready to go on to medical or law school if you want to advance your education even further.

So what are you waiting for? The criminal justice system needs people like you who are passionate and excited about righting the wrongs of crimes. With our degree in forensic science, you’ll get the training and knowledge you need to use science to bring justice to victims.

Why Choose Liberty’s Forensic Science Degree?

At Liberty, we want your degree to give you all the knowledge, experience, and resources you need to be successful in your field upon graduation or to pursue a graduate program. That’s why our Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science prepares you with an excellent curriculum, professors who are professionals in the field, and exciting experiential opportunities. Not only that, but Liberty University’s forensic science program has been awarded accreditation from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Only a total of 37 institutions nationwide hold this distinction!

One of our favorite resources available to you is our professors. These men and women are professionals in the field with years of experience and master’s or doctoral level degrees. In fact, Dr. Thomas McClintock, one of our professors and the director of our forensic science program, is a renowned DNA expert who worked on the 1985 murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom, as well as the 2008 missing person case of Florida toddler Caylee Anthony. All our professors, including Dr. McClintock, are excited about passing along their knowledge while they guide, mentor, and support you through your academic journey with us.

Another exciting resource for you is our internship opportunities. You have the option of participating in our Washington Fellowship in D.C., where you could work with Congress, the FBI, or the NCIS. Additionally, you may intern with the New York City Fellowship. Because of the experience you’ll receive with the program, you can be well-prepared to start your career upon graduation.

What Will You Learn in Our Forensic Science Degree?

Our desire is to provide you with a degree that will give you all you need to pursue your future career. Our forensic science degree equips you with foundational scientific knowledge as well as an understanding of the criminal justice system to allow you to work in this field.

Some of your courses will include the following:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Clinical Human Anatomy
  • Criminal Instigations I and II
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic DNA Analysis
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Trace Evidence

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying.

Featured Courses

BIOL 224 – General Biology I

BIOL 301 – Genetics

BIOL 361 – Forensic DNA Analysis

CJUS 420 – Criminal Investigations I

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Forensic Science Degree

  • You will have diverse internship opportunities in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
  • Labs are associated with nearly every course in the Department of Biology and Chemistry, giving you hands-on experience in your field before graduation.
  • Liberty University is one of only 37 institutions nationwide whose forensic science program has been awarded accreditation from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
  • Courses and labs are taught by faculty with real-life experience and doctoral degrees.
  • There is an emphasis placed on creationism, but evolution is also taught for a well-rounded perspective of the earth’s origins.
  • There are many opportunities to be involved in research projects with faculty as an undergraduate student.
  • Medical school acceptance rate is over 80% for the Department of Biology and Chemistry, which forensic science falls under.

Forensic Science Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Forensic Science Graduates

  • Criminal investigator
  • Criminalist
  • Evidence technician
  • Forensic chemist/toxicologist
  • Forensic consultant
  • Forensic DNA analyst
  • Forensic entomologist
  • Forensic examiner
  • Forensic quality assurance specialist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Serologist
  • Trace evidence technician

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.