​​​Forensic - Biology

Forensic science simply refers to the use of sciences to examine physical evidence in criminal cases. Forensic biology plays a vital role in the criminal justice system by providing scientifically based information through the analysis of biological evidence. Our forensic biology major will provide you with an educational, ethical and scientific background needed to pursue laboratory careers as a physical evidence examiner or researcher.

Our Forensic Biology Program

The forensic biology major was built upon the rigorous accreditation specifications of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. It is designed for students who enjoy biology and are pursuing a career testing biological material for DNA and other body fluids, such as blood and saliva. Our curriculum provides flexibility and allows you to focus your studies on your interests and career goals. Click here to view all forensic science courses offered.

We have strong collaborative ties with other academic departments, such as biology, which allows students to pursue double majors or minors that complement a forensic science education.

With top-notch laboratories on campus and highly experienced faculty, you will have the knowledge and experience needed to pursue graduate school or land a position within a forensic laboratory following graduation.  ​

The Forensic Science Program is built upon the rigorous accreditation specifications of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 

Top-Notch Laboratory Space

If you haven't visited the University of Findlay yet, we strongly encourage you to schedule a visit to see our laboratory space you will get to work in as a forensic science major. You will gain hands-on experience in our very own crime lab, which is comparable to many national crime laboratories.

"The most important advice I can give prospective majors is to get a strong science foundation. It is nothing like what you see on television. Working in forensic science is science-based."

-Corrisa (Thomas) Wobler '09, Forensic Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Justice

Experiential Learning

Our students thrive because of our experiential learning-based program design. You will learn hands-on throughout the program and have opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art forensic science lab. Forensic science majors have opportunities to explore other areas of interest within the field, such as latent fingerprints, firearms examination, forensic anthropology and forensic entomology. 

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Club helps to develop leadership skills and provides opportunities to visit criminal justice institutions, meet forensic science and criminal justice experts, travel to historical criminal justice sites, visit active crime laboratories, and participate in exciting recreational activities.